Definition of aquarium noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈkweəriəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈkweriəm//
    (pl. aquariums, aquaria
    BrE BrE//əˈkweəriə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈkweriə//
    Public spaces, Animal homes
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  1. 1a large glass container in which fish and other water creatures and plants are kept See related entries: Animal homes
  2. 2 a building where people can go to see fish and other water creatures See related entries: Public spaces, Animal homes
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from Latin, neuter of aquarius ‘of water’, on the pattern of vivarium.
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