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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈvækjuəm/, SAMPA: /"v{kju@m/ or IPA: /ˈvækjuːm/, SAMPA: /"v{kju:m/

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] vacuum (an empty space, void) noun use of neuter of vacuus (empty) related to vacare (be empty).

Noun

Singular
vacuum

Plural
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vacuum ({{{1}}})
  1. A region of space that contains no matter.
  2. A vacuum cleaner.

Usage notes

  • 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.
  • In the sense of in a vacuum; in free space the Latin in vacuo is used.

Synonyms

  • (vacuum cleaner): hoover (British)

Antonyms

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

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to vacuum

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to vacuum (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To clean (something) with a vacuum cleaner.
  2. (intransitive) To use a vacuum cleaner.

Synonyms

Translations

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

vacuum m.

  1. vacuum (space containing no matter)

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