1 relating to or consisting of or being in water; "an aquatic environment"
2 operating or living or growing in water; "boats are aquatic vehicles"; "water lilies are aquatic plants"; "fish are aquatic animals" [ant: terrestrial, amphibious] n : a plant that lives in or on water
- Rhymes: -ætɪk
- Relating to water; living in or near water, taking place in water.
relating to water; living in or near water, taking place in water
- Chinese: 水生
- Czech: vodní
- Dutch: aquatisch, aquatische
- Finnish: vesi-
- French: aquatique m|f
- German: Wasser- (a noun-prefix rather than a noun)
- Greek: υδρόβιος , υδρόβια , υδρόβιο
- Italian: acquatico , acquatica
- Japanese: 水生
- Korean: 물
- Polish: wodny
- Portuguese: aquático , aquática
- Russian: акватический , акватическая , акватическое
- Spanish: acuático , acuática
- Swedish: akvatisk
- Telugu: నీటి (neeTi)
The term aquatic refers to "things" that are in or of the water but not to water itself, and can refer to the following:
- Plants and/or animals living in oceans, estuaries, lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, and ponds (aquatic environments).
- Water, as in rivers, lakes, oceans, groundwater, is NOT aquatic. Surface water bodies like rivers, lakes, etc. and groundwater are better referred to as Water Resources.
- Shorthand for an aquatic plant.
- Aquatic ecology (limnology), a discipline that uses the principles and methods of ecology to study natural organisms that live in water, and thus make up Aquatic ecosystems.
- Aquatic ecosystem, an ecosystem located in a body of water.
- Aquatics, another name for watersports.
aquatic in German: Aquatil
aquatic in Spanish: Acuático