vacuum pump

vac·u·um pump
V v


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [vak-yoom, -yoo-uh m, -yuh m puhmp]
    • /ˈvæk yum, -yu əm, -yəm pʌmp/
    • /ˈvæk.juːm pʌmp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [vak-yoom, -yoo-uh m, -yuh m puhmp]
    • /ˈvæk yum, -yu əm, -yəm pʌmp/

Definitions of vacuum pump words

  • noun vacuum pump a pump or device by which a partial vacuum can be produced. 1
  • noun vacuum pump a pump for producing a low gas pressure 0
  • noun vacuum pump a pump used to draw air or gas out of sealed space 0
  • noun vacuum pump pulsometer (sense 1) 0

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Origin of vacuum pump

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
First recorded in 1855-60

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Parts of speech for Vacuum pump


vacuum pump popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

vacuum pump usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for vacuum pump

noun vacuum pump

  • air pump — a device for pumping air in or out of something
  • bicycle pump — a hand pump for pumping air into the tyres of a bicycle

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