Aquarium meaning

ə-kwârē-əm
A tank, bowl, or other water-filled enclosure in which living fish or other aquatic animals and plants are kept.
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The definition of an aquarium is a container that holds marine plants and animals, or a building where exhibits of marine plants and animals are set up for visitors to view.

An example of an aquarium is a fish tank.

An example of an aquarium would be the fish exhibit in a zoo.

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A tank, usually with glass sides, or a pool, bowl, etc. for keeping live water animals and water plants.
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A tank, often made of glass, for keeping live fish or other aquatic animals.
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A place for the public exhibition of live aquatic animals and plants.
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A public place where live fish and other aquatic animals are exhibited.
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A building where such collections are exhibited.
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Origin of aquarium

  • Latin aquārium source of water from neuter of aquārius of water from aqua water akw-ā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin aquārium, neuter of aquārius (“of or pertaining to water”), from aqua

    From Wiktionary