Definition of oceanarium in English:

oceanarium

Syllabification: o·cea·nar·i·um
Pronunciation: /ˌōSHəˈne(ə)rēəm
 
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noun (plural oceanariums or oceanaria /-ˈne(ə)rēə/)

  • A large seawater aquarium in which marine animals are kept for study and public exhibit.
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    • Dolly the dolphin, the much loved senior resident of the Bayworld oceanarium, is pregnant again.
    • Before the storm oceanarium officials had evacuated 6 of the facility's 14 dolphins to hotel swimming pools.
    • The penguins have been exported to oceanariums and zoos all over the world, including Israel, the US, Japan and Netherlands.

Origin

1940s: from ocean, on the pattern of aquarium.

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