in a vacuum

Definition of in a vacuum

  1. :  separated from outside events or influences The group was operating in a vacuum, cut off from the rest of the world. The city's riots did not happen in a vacuum. They were caused by recent political events.

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  emptiness of space

    :  a space absolutely devoid of matter

    :  a space partially exhausted (as to the highest degree possible) by artificial means (as an air pump)

  1. :  of, containing, producing, or utilizing a partial vacuum

    :  of or relating to a vacuum device or system

  1. :  to use a vacuum device (as a vacuum cleaner) on

    :  to draw or take in by or as if by suction

    :  to operate a vacuum device


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