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plumbing (uncountable)

  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.
  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) Something practical, concrete, real, down to Earth.
    This is not scientific research, it's a building project, engineering, plumbing.

plumbing (plural plumbings)

  1. A Murasugi sum where each disk summed along has its boundary subdivided into four segments.


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