Media vs Vacuum - What's the difference?

media | vacuum |


As a verb media

is .

As a noun vacuum is

(rare|chiefly|netherlands).

media

English

Etymology 1

Noun

(mediae)
  • (anatomy) The middle layer of the wall of a blood vessel or lymph vessel which is composed of connective and muscular tissue.
  • (linguistics, dated) A voiced stop consonant.
  • (entomology) One of the major veins of the insect wing, between the radius and the cubitus
  • Usage notes
    Not to be confused with medium.
    Derived terms
    * tunica media * medial
    Synonyms
    *(vein of insect wing) M
    Antonyms
    * (voiced stop) (l)

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (head)
  • Means and institutions for publishing and broadcasting information.
  • As a result of the rise of, first, television news and entertainment media''' and, second, web-based '''media''', traditional print-based ' media has declined in popularity.
  • The journalists and other professionals who comprise the mass communication industry.
  • Some celebrities dislike press conferences, where the media bombards them with questions.
    Derived terms
    * media darling * media event (pos n) * mediagenic * mediascape (pos n) * multimedia * mass media * mainstream media * media circus * media whore

    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)