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- vacuüm (rare)
- A region of space that contains no matter.
- A vacuum cleaner.
- 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
- In the sense of "a region of space that contains no matter", the plural of vacuum is either vacua or vacuums. In the sense of a "vacuum cleaner" vacuums is the only plural.
- The Latin in vacuo is sometimes used instead of in a vacuum (in free space).
- (vacuum cleaner): hoover (British)
- (region of space that contains no matter): plenum
region of space that contains no matter
vacuum cleaner — see vacuum cleaner
- (transitive sense): to hoover (British)
- (intransitive sense): to do the hoovering, to hoover (British)
transitive: to clean with a vacuum cleaner
intransitive: to use a vacuum cleaner
Translations to be checked
vacuum m (plural vacuums)
- vacuum (space containing no matter)
- "vacuum" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- nominative neuter singular of