Vacuum vs Medium - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between vacuum and medium
is that vacuum
is a region of space that contains no matter while medium
is the nature of the surrounding environment, eg solid, liquid, gas, vacuum, or a specific substance such as a solvent.
As a verb vacuum
is to clean (something) with a vacuum cleaner.
As a adjective medium is
(obsolete) arithmetically average.
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)
The nature of the surrounding environment, e.g. solid, liquid, gas, vacuum, or a specific substance such as a solvent.
The material or empty space through which signals, waves or forces pass.
* Francis Bacon
- Whether any other liquors, being made mediums , cause a diversity of sound from water, it may be tried.
(senseid) A format for communicating or presenting information.
The materials used to finish a workpiece using a mass finishing or abrasive blasting process.
A nutrient solution for the growth of cells ''in vitro .
* 1996 , Samuel Baron (editor), Medical Microbiology :
- I must bring together / All these extremes; and must remove all mediums .
The means or channel by which an aim is achieved.
A liquid base which carries pigment in paint.
A tool used for painting or drawing.
- In some instances one can take advantage of differential carbohydrate fermentation capabilities of microorganisms by incorporating one or more carbohydrates in the medium' along with a suitable pH indicator. Such '''media''' are called differential ' media (e.g., eosin methylene blue or MacConkey agar) and are commonly used to isolate enteric bacilli.
Someone who supposedly conveys information from the spirit world.
Anything having a measurement intermediate between extremes, such as a garment or container.
A person whom garments or apparel of intermediate size fit.
A half-pint serving of Guinness (or other stout in some regions).
A middle place or degree.
- Acrylics, oils, charcoal and gouache are all mediums I used in my painting.
- a happy medium
(dated) An average; sometimes the mathematical mean.
- The just medium lies between pride and abjection.
(logic) The mean or middle term of a syllogism, that by which the extremes are brought into connection.
- a medium of six years of war, and six years of peace
* (sense) differential medium
(obsolete) Arithmetically average.
Of intermediate size, degree, amount etc.
Of meat, cooked to a point greater than rare but less than well done; typically, so the meat is still red in the centre.
* See also