V v


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [vak-yoo-uh]
    • /ˈvæk yu ə/
    • /ˈvæ.kjʊə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [vak-yoo-uh]
    • /ˈvæk yu ə/

Definitions of vacua word

  • noun vacua a plural of vacuum. 1
  • noun plural vacua a space entirely devoid of matter. 1
  • noun plural vacua an enclosed space from which matter, especially air, has been partially removed so that the matter or gas remaining in the space exerts less pressure than the atmosphere (opposed to plenum). 1
  • noun plural vacua the state or degree of exhaustion in such an enclosed space. 1
  • noun plural vacua a space not filled or occupied; emptiness; void: The loss left a vacuum in his heart. 1
  • noun plural vacua a vacuum cleaner or sweeper. 1

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Origin of vacua

First appearance:

before 1540
One of the 30% oldest English words
1540-50; < Latin, neuter of vacuus empty

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Parts of speech for Vacua


vacua popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for vacua

verb vacua

  • cleans — Plural form of clean.
  • hackles — one of the long, slender feathers on the neck or saddle of certain birds, as the domestic rooster, much used in making artificial flies for anglers.

noun vacua

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