aquarium

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noun aquar·i·um \ə-ˈkwer-ē-əm\

Definition of aquarium

plural

aquariums

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-ia

\-ē-ə\
  1. 1 :  a container (as a glass tank) or an artificial pond in which living aquatic animals or plants are kept

  2. 2 :  an establishment where aquatic organisms are kept and exhibited

Origin and Etymology of aquarium

probably alteration of aquatic vivarium


First Known Use: circa 1847

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


AQUARIUM Defined for English Language Learners

aquarium

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noun aquar·i·um \ə-ˈkwer-ē-əm\

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

  2. 2 :  a building in which water animals or water plants are exhibited



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