When a person has open-heart surgery to repair a blockage in an artery which gives blood to the heart, it is an example of surgery on their atrium.
An example of an atrium is the outdoor patio located off the kitchen of a house and accessed through sliding glass doors.
An example of an atrium is an area of benches and plants located in the center of a multi-leveled shopping mall with a skylight at the top.
- A usually skylighted central area, often containing plants, in some modern buildings, especially of a public or commercial nature.
- The open area in the center of an ancient Roman house.
- The forecourt of a building, such as an early Christian church, enclosed on three or four sides with porticoes.