Vacuum vs Pressure - What's the difference?

vacuum | pressure |


As a noun vacuum

is (rare|chiefly|netherlands).

As a verb pressure is

.

As an adjective pressure is

squeezed.

vacuum

English

Alternative forms

* (rare)

Noun

(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).

    Synonyms

    * (vacuum cleaner) hoover (British )

    Antonyms

    * (region of space that contains no matter) plenum

    Derived terms

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

    Verb

    (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)

    pressure

    English

    Noun

  • A pressing; a force applied to a surface.
  • Apply pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding.
  • A contrasting force or impulse of any kind
  • the pressure''' of poverty; the '''pressure''' of taxes; the '''pressure''' of motives on the mind; the ' pressure of civilization.
  • * (rfdate) (Macaulay)
  • Where the pressure of danger was not felt.
  • Distress.
  • She has felt pressure lately because her boss expects her to get the job done by the first.
  • * 1649 , (Eikon Basilike)
  • My people's pressures are grievous.
  • * (rfdate) (Atterbury)
  • In the midst of his great troubles and pressures .
  • Urgency
  • the pressure of business
  • (obsolete) Impression; stamp; character impressed.
  • * (rfdate) (Shakespeare)
  • All saws of books, all forms, all pressures past.
  • (physics) The amount of force that is applied over a given area divided by the size of this area.
  • Synonyms

    * (distress) affliction, grievance * (urgency)

    Derived terms

    * blood pressure * negative pressure * intraocular pressure * peer pressure * pressurize, pressurise * pressure altimeter * pressure altitude * pressure angle * pressure area * pressure atrophy * pressure bag * pressure bandage * pressure bar * pressure block * pressure cabin * pressure cable * pressure casting * pressure cell * pressure centre, pressure center * pressure chamber * pressure coefficient * pressure contour * pressure cooker * pressure decline * pressure deflection * pressure depth * pressure distillate * pressure distribution * pressure effect * pressure element * pressure epiphysis * pressure fan * pressure field * pressure flaking * pressure flip * pressure force * pressure gauge * pressure gradient * pressure group * pressure head * pressure hull * pressure hydrophone * pressure ice * pressure interface * pressure ionization * pressure jump * pressure line * pressure maintenance * pressure mark * pressure melting * pressure microphone * pressure mine * pressure naphtha * pressure of speech and pressured speech * pressure pad * pressure paralysis * pressure pattern * pressure penitente * pressure pickup * pressure pillow * pressure pipe * pressure point * pressure radius * pressure rating * pressure regulator * pressure ridge * pressure ring * pressure roll * pressure seal * pressure sense * pressure sensibility * pressure-sensitive * pressure solution * pressure sore * pressure suit * pressure survey * pressure tank * pressure tap * pressure tendency * pressure tube * pressure tunnel * pressure ulcer * pressure vector * pressure vessel * pressure viscosity * pressure washer * pressure wave * pressure welding * pressure zone * under pressure

    See also

    * (units of pressure) pascal (Pa); bar, barye (Ba); pounds per square inch (psi, lbf/in2, lb/in2), torr, mmHg, atmosphere (atm)

    Verb

    (pressur)
  • To encourage or heavily exert force or influence.
  • Do not let anyone pressure you into buying something you do not want.

    Anagrams

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