noun, plural a·tri·a [ey-tree-uh] /ˈeɪ tri ə/, a·tri·ums. Architecture. Also called cavaedium. the main or central room of an ancient Roman house, open to the sky at the center and usually having a pool for the collection of rain water.What was the atrium like in ancient Rome?
Ancient atria. In a domus, a large house in Ancient Roman architecture, the atrium was the open central court with enclosed rooms on all sides. In the middle of the atrium was the impluvium, a shallow pool sunken into the floor to catch rainwater from the roof.How big is an atrium in a building?
uk /ˈeɪtriəm/ us plural atria | or atriums. › a large open central area in a public or commercial building, often with a glass roof, and sometimes containing plants and a pool: The 130,000-square-feet of office space surrounds an atrium.Is the atrium on either side of the heart?
pl. atria [L.] a chamber affording entrance, especially the chamber (atrium cordis) on either side of the heart, transmitting to the ventricle of the same side blood received (left atrium) from the pulmonary veins and (right atrium) from the venae cavae. See also atrial.