partial vacuum


  1. an enclosed space from which part of the air or another gas has been removed.

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Electrons travel through the partial vacuum inside the tube, flowing from the filament to the positively charged plate.

This shows that an electrical discharge will pass more readily through a partial vacuum than through air at ordinary pressure.

This steam nozzle throws out its spray with great force and creates a partial vacuum in the chamber, causing the water to flow in.

As the arched wing cuts through the air it leaves above it a partial vacuum.

It must be that our repellers have set up a partial vacuum by repelling even the air!

The foul air will be forced outside by a powerful pump until a partial vacuum is created.


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