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

 kin·der·gar·ten /ˈkɪndə(r)ˌgɑrtṇ, dṇ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Kin·der·gar·ten n.
 1. A class within a primary school or a separate school for young children, usually between the ages of four and six years, designed to adapt children to the classroom environment before beginning academic training, on the theory that education should be begun by gratifying and cultivating the normal aptitude for exercise, play, observation, imitation, and construction; -- a name given by Friedrich Froebel, a German educator, who introduced this method of training, in rooms opening on a garden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a preschool for children age 4 to 6 to prepare them for
          primary school