aquarium

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noun aquar·i·um \ ə-ˈkwer-ē-əm \

Definition of aquarium

plural aquariums or -ia \-ē-ə\
1 :a container (such as a glass tank) or an artificial pond in which living aquatic animals or plants are kept
2 :an establishment where aquatic organisms are kept and exhibited

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Origin and Etymology of aquarium

probably alteration of aquatic vivarium

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AQUARIUM Defined for English Language Learners

aquarium

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Definition of aquarium for English Language Learners

  • : a glass or plastic container in which fish and other water animals and plants can live

  • : a building people can visit to see water animals and plants


AQUARIUM Defined for Kids

aquarium

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noun aquar·i·um \ ə-ˈkwer-ē-əm \

Definition of aquarium for Students

1 :a container (as a tank or bowl) in which fish and other water animals and plants can live
2 :a building in which water animals or water plants are exhibited


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