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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈplʌmɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌmɪŋ


plumbing (countable and uncountable, plural plumbings)

  1. The pipes, together with the joints, tanks, stopcocks, taps and other fixtures of a water, gas or sewage system in a house or other building.
    Water was dripping from the ceiling, so we figured there was a problem with the plumbing.
  2. The trade or occupation of a plumber.
  3. (informal) A system of vessels or ducts in the human body, especially the genitourinary system.
    My plumbing was playing up, so I had to see the doctor.
  4. (informal, figuratively) Practical, concrete work serving to support other work.
    This is not scientific research as such: it's just plumbing.
  5. (countable) A Murasugi sum where each disk summed along has its boundary subdivided into four segments.


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