Vacuum vs Magnet - What's the difference?

vacuum | magnet |

As nouns the difference between vacuum and magnet

is that vacuum is (rare|chiefly|netherlands) while magnet is magnet.



Alternative forms

* (rare)


(wikipedia vacuum) (en-noun)
  • 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

    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. * 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

    Derived terms

    * power vacuum * vacuum brake * vacuum cleaner * vacuum pan * vacuum valve


    (en verb)
  • To clean (something) with a vacuum cleaner.
  • To use a vacuum cleaner.
  • Synonyms

    * (transitive sense) to hoover (British) * (intransitive sense) to do the hoovering, to hoover (British)




    (wikipedia magnet) (en noun)
  • A piece of material that attracts some metals by magnetism.
  • (informal, figuratively, preceded by a noun) A person or thing that attracts what is denoted by the preceding noun.
  • He always had a girl on his arm - he's a bit of a babe-magnet .
  • * 2007, J. Michael Fay, Ivory Wars: Last Stand in Zakouma , National Geographic (March 2007), 47,
  • ...I wanted to show Nick the largest of the water holes, Rigueik, that act as magnets to life in the dry season.

    Derived terms

    (Terms derived from "magnet") * babe magnet * bar magnet * electromagnet * ferromagnet * fridge magnet * magnetarium * magnetic * magnetise, magnetize * magnetism * magnet school * man magnet * permanent magnet

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