EMPO'RIUM, n. [L. from the Gr. to buy; to pass or go.]

1. A place of merchandize; a town or city of trade; particularly, a city or town of extensive commerce, or in which the commerce of an extensive country centers, or to which sellers and buyers resort from different countries. Such are London, Amsterdam and Hamburg. New York will be an emporium.

2. in medicine, the common sensory in the brain.