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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

bathroom

Alberto says: Because the traditional bathtubs have partly made way for modern showers, including steam showers, the more general definition of a bathroom is "a room where one bathes".

There can be just a shower, just a bathtub or both; and often both plumbing fixtures are combined in the bathtub.

The room may also contain a sink, often called a "wash basin" or "hand basin" and often a "lavatory".

In the United States, "bathroom" commonly means "a room containing a lavatory".

In other countries this is usually called the "toilet" or alternatively "water closet" (WC), lavatory or "loo".

The word "bathroom" is also used in the U.S. for a public toilet (the more formal U.S. term being "restroom").

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