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- (UK) IPA: /ˈæmfɪˌθiːətə/ or /ˈæmfɪˌθɪətə/ or /ˈæmfiˌθiːətə/
- (US) IPA: /ˈæm.pəˌθi.(j)ə.tɚ/ or /ˈæm.fəˌθi.(j)ə.tɚ/
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- An amphitheater is an outdoor theatre with a central space, surrounded by tiers of seats for spectators, for performance.
- (geology) A natural formation of the shape of an amphitheater, where a steep mountain or slope a particular rock formation forms a partial or compete bowl, especially one used as a performance space (and possibly modified by carving out seats, etc) because the slopes naturally amplify or echo sound.