mains

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mains (uncountable)

  1. plural form of main
  2. (chiefly UK) The domestic electrical power supply.
    I plugged it into the mains and it blew up!
  3. The pipes of a centralized water supply that transport the water to individual buildings.
  4. (Scotland) The farm attached to a mansion house.

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mains f pl

  1. plural form of main

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From Latin minus.

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mains m (plural mains)

  1. (mathematics) minus sign