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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 am·phi·the·ater /ˈæm(p)fəˌθiətɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Am·phi·the·a·ter, Am·phi·the·a·tre, n.
 1. An oval or circular building with rising tiers of seats about an open space called the arena.
 Note:The Romans first constructed amphitheaters for combats of gladiators and wild beasts.
 2. Anything resembling an amphitheater in form; as, a level surrounded by rising slopes or hills, or a rising gallery in a theater.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a sloping gallery with seats for spectators (as in an
           operating room or theater) [syn: amphitheatre]
      2: an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which
         contests and spectacles are held [syn: amphitheatre, coliseum]