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EtymologyEdit

From Latin vacuum (an empty space, void), noun use of neuter of vacuus (empty), related to vacare (be empty)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvæ.kjəm/, /ˈvæ.kjuːm/
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NounEdit

 
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vacuum (plural vacuums or vacua) (see usage notes)

  1. A region of space that contains no matter.
  2. (plural only "vacuums") A vacuum cleaner.
  3. The condition of rarefaction, or reduction of pressure below that of the atmosphere, in a vessel, such as the condenser of a steam engine, which is nearly exhausted of air or steam, etc.
    a vacuum of 26 inches of mercury, or 13 pounds per square inch
  4. (physics) A spacetime having tensors of zero magnitude

Usage notesEdit

  • The Latin in vacuo is sometimes used instead of in a vacuum (in free space).

SynonymsEdit

  • (vacuum cleaner): hoover (British)

AntonymsEdit

  • (region of space that contains no matter): plenum

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VerbEdit

vacuum (third-person singular simple present vacuums, present participle vacuuming, simple past and past participle vacuumed)

  1. (transitive) To clean (something) with a vacuum cleaner.
  2. (intransitive) To use a vacuum cleaner.
  3. (transitive, databases) To optimise a database or database table by physically removing deleted tuples.

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vacuum m (plural vacuums)

  1. vacuum (space containing no matter)

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vacuum

  1. nominative neuter singular of vacuus

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vacuum m (plural vacuums)

  1. vacuum