Vacuum vs Magnet - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between vacuum and magnet
is that vacuum
is (rare|chiefly|netherlands) while magnet
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
* power vacuum
* vacuum brake
* vacuum cleaner
* vacuum pan
* vacuum valve
To clean (something) with a vacuum cleaner.
To use a vacuum cleaner.
* (transitive sense) to hoover (British)
* (intransitive sense) to do the hoovering, to hoover (British)
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.
* 2007, J. Michael Fay, Ivory Wars: Last Stand in Zakouma , National Geographic (March 2007), 47,
- He always had a girl on his arm - he's a bit of a babe-magnet .
- ...I wanted to show Nick the largest of the water holes, Rigueik, that act as magnets to life in the dry season.
(Terms derived from "magnet")
* babe magnet
* bar magnet
* fridge magnet
* magnetise, magnetize
* magnet school
* man magnet
* permanent magnet