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[oh-shuh-nair-ee-uh m]
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noun, plural o·cea·nar·i·ums, o·cea·nar·i·a [oh-shuh-nair-ee-uh] /ˌoʊ ʃəˈnɛər i ə/.
  1. a large saltwater aquarium for the display and observation of fish and other marine life.
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Origin of oceanarium

1935–40; ocean + -arium, modelled on aquarium
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British Dictionary definitions for oceanarium


noun plural -iums or -ia (-ɪə)
  1. a large saltwater aquarium for marine life
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