Definition of Plenum

1. Noun. A meeting of a legislative body at which all members are present. "The plenum will vote on all tax increases"

Generic synonyms: Group Meeting, Meeting
Derivative terms: Plenary



2. Noun. An enclosed space in which the air pressure is higher than outside.
Generic synonyms: Enclosure

Definition of Plenum

1. n. That state in which every part of space is supposed to be full of matter; -- opposed to vacuum.

2. n. A condition, as in an occupied room, in which the pressure of the air is greater than that of the outside atmosphere; as, a plenum may exist in a hall ventilated by a fan blower.

Definition of Plenum

1. Noun. (physics) A space that is completely filled with matter. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) A state of fullness, a great quantity (of something). ¹

3. Noun. A legislative meeting (especially of the Communist Party) in which all members are present. ¹

4. Noun. An enclosed space having greater than atmospheric pressure. ¹

5. Noun. The space above a false ceiling used for cables, ducts etc. ¹

6. Noun. (computing) A type of network cabling which satisfies plenum-ratings issued by the National Electrical Code. These cables are safer in case of a fire, producing less smoke and fumes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Plenum

1. space considered as fully occupied by matter [n -NUMS or -NA]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plenum

plenteously
plenteousness
plenteousnesses
plentevous
plenties
plentiful
plentifull
plentifuller
plentifully
plentifulness
plentifulnesses
plentily
plentitude
plentitudes
plenty
plenum (current term)
plenum chamber
plenums
pleo-
pleochroic
pleochroic halo
pleochroism
pleochroisms
pleochromatic
pleochromatism
pleocytosis
pleomastia
pleomorphic
pleomorphic adenoma
pleomorphic lipoma

Literary usage of Plenum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Ventilation and Warming of School Buildings by Gilbert Burnet Morrison (1887)
"The plenum movement, so far as at present attained in practice, will deliver ... In arranging for the plenum movement every provision should also be made to ..."

2. The Works of M. de Voltaire. by Voltaire (1763)
"... and afterwards examine, whether or no a plenum be ... 'THAT THE VORTICES or DESCARTES ' A plenum ARE IMPOSSIBLE, ..."

3. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1876)
"It will be worth while, however, to concede the duality of force to Mr. Lewes in order to see whether out of a plenum so constituted and equipped anything ..."

4. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1876)
"It will be worth while, however, to concede the duality of force to Mr. Lewes in order to see whether out of a plenum so constituted and equipped anything ..."

5. The Ventilation and Warming of School Buildings by Gilbert Burnet Morrison (1887)
"The plenum movement, so far as at present attained in practice, will deliver ... In arranging for the plenum movement every provision should also be made to ..."

6. The Works of M. de Voltaire. by Voltaire (1763)
"... and afterwards examine, whether or no a plenum be ... 'THAT THE VORTICES or DESCARTES ' A plenum ARE IMPOSSIBLE, ..."

7. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1876)
"It will be worth while, however, to concede the duality of force to Mr. Lewes in order to see whether out of a plenum so constituted and equipped anything ..."

8. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1876)
"It will be worth while, however, to concede the duality of force to Mr. Lewes in order to see whether out of a plenum so constituted and equipped anything ..."

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