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Atrium vs. Skylight

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  • Atrium (noun)

    A central room or space in ancient Roman homes, open to the sky in the middle; a similar space in other buildings.

  • Atrium (noun)

    A square hall lit by daylight from above, into which rooms open at one or more levels.

  • Atrium (noun)

    A cavity, entrance, or passage.

    "an atrium of the infundibula of the lungs"

  • Atrium (noun)

    Any enclosed sexine and nexine layers, widening toward the interior of the grain.

  • Skylight (noun)

    A window, dome, or opening in the roof or ceiling, to admit natural light.

  • Skylight (noun)

    Diffuse sky radiation—solar radiation reaching the earth's surface after having been scattered from the direct solar beam by molecules or suspensoids in the atmosphere.

  • Skylight (noun)

    A hole in the upper part of a lava tube, yielding a view of the lava within.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Atrium (noun)

    A square hall lighted from above, into which rooms open at one or more levels.

  • Atrium (noun)

    The main part of either auricle of the heart as distinct from the auricular appendix. Also, the whole articular portion of the heart.

  • Atrium (noun)

    A cavity in ascidians into which the intestine and generative ducts open, and which also receives the water from the gills. See Ascidioidea.

  • Atrium (noun)

    A cavity, entrance, or passage; as, the atrium, or atrial cavity, in the body wall of the amphioxus; an atrium of the infundibula of the lungs, etc.

  • Skylight (noun)

    A window placed in the roof of a building, in the ceiling of a room, or in the deck of a ship, for the admission of light from above.

Webster Dictionary
  • Atrium (noun)

    any chamber that is connected to other chambers or passageways (especially one of the two upper chambers of the heart)

  • Atrium (noun)

    the central area in a building; open to the sky

  • Skylight (noun)

    a window in a roof to admit daylight

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