Definitions for plenumˈpli nəm, ˈplɛn əm; ˈpli nə, ˈplɛn ə
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ple•numˈpli nəm, ˈplɛn əm; ˈpli nə, ˈplɛn ə(n.)(pl.)ple•nums, ple•na
the space in which a gas, usu. air, is contained at a pressure greater than atmospheric pressure. the gas in such a state.
a full assembly, as a joint legislative assembly.
a space serving as a receiving chamber for heated or cooled air.
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Origin of plenum:
1670–80; < L, neut. of plēnusfull1, in the phrase plēnum(spatium) full (space)
a meeting of a legislative body at which all members are present
"the plenum will vote on all tax increases"
an enclosed space in which the air pressure is higher than outside
A space that is completely filled with matter.
A state of fullness, a great quantity (of something).
A legislative meeting (especially of the Communist Party) in which all members are present.
An enclosed space having greater than atmospheric pressure.
The space above a false ceiling used for cables, ducts etc.
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.
Origin: From plenum, noun use of neuter of plenus. (Influenced by Russian пленум ‘plenary session’.)
that state in which every part of space is supposed to be full of matter; -- opposed to vacuum
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