US: /ˈvækjum/
UK: /vˈækjuːm/

English Vietnamese dictionary

vacuum /'vækjuəm/
  • danh từ, số nhiều vacuums, vacua
    • (vật lý) chân không
    • (thông tục) (như) vacuum_cleaner

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
1 a space that is completely empty of all substances, including all air or other gas: a vacuum pump (= one that creates a vacuum in an enclosed space) + vacuum-packed foods (= in a package from which most of the air has been removed)
2 [usually sing.] a situation in which sb/sth is missing or lacking: His resignation has created a vacuum which cannot easily be filled.
3 [usually sing.] the act of cleaning sth with a vacuum cleaner: to give a room a quick vacuum
Idioms: in a vacuum existing separately from other people, events, etc. when there should be a connection: This kind of decision cannot ever be made in a vacuum.
+ verb
to clean sth using a vacuum cleanerSynonym: HOOVER [VN] Have you vacuumed the stairs? [also V]

Collocation dictionary


perfect | moral, political, spiritual
The writer criticized the moral vacuum in society.
| power
Her resignation left a power vacuum in the government.


create, leave, produce
The machine then creates a vacuum.
| fill
Other gases rush in to fill the vacuum.

Concise English dictionary

+the absence of matter
+an empty area or space
+a region that is devoid of matter
+an electrical home appliance that cleans by suction
+clean with a vacuum cleaner