What does plumbing mean?

Definitions for plumbing
ˈplʌm ɪŋplumb·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. plumbing, plumbing systemnoun

    utility consisting of the pipes and fixtures for the distribution of water or gas in a building and for the disposal of sewage

  2. plumbing, plumberynoun

    the occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)

  3. bathymetry, plumbingnoun

    measuring the depths of the oceans

Wiktionary

  1. plumbingnoun

    The pipes, together with the joints, tanks, stopcocks, taps and other fixtures of a water, gas or sewage system in a house or other building.

  2. plumbingnoun

    The trade or occupation of a plumber.

  3. plumbingnoun

    A system of vessels or ducts in the human body, especially the genitourinary system.

    My plumbing was playing up, so I had to see the doctor.

  4. plumbingnoun

    A Murasugi sum where each disk summed along has its boundary subdivided into four segments.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plumbing

    of Plumb

  2. Plumbingnoun

    the art of casting and working in lead, and applying it to building purposes; especially, the business of furnishing, fitting, and repairing pipes for conducting water, sewage, etc

  3. Plumbingnoun

    the lead or iron pipes, and other apparatus, used in conveying water, sewage, etc., in a building

Freebase

  1. Plumbing

    Plumbing is the system of pipes, drains fittings, valves, valve assemblies, and devices installed in a building for the distribution of water for drinking, heating and washing, and the removal of waterborne wastes, and the skilled trade of working with pipes, tubing and plumbing fixtures in such systems. A plumber is someone who installs or repairs piping systems, plumbing fixtures and equipment such as water heaters and backflow preventers. The plumbing industry is a basic and substantial part of every developed economy due to the need for clean water, and sanitary collection and transport of wastes. The word "plumbing" comes from the Latin plumbum for lead, as pipes were once made from lead. Plumbing is usually distinguished from water supply and sewage systems, in that a plumbing system serves one building, while water and sewage systems serve a group of buildings.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. plumbing

    [Unix] Term used for shell code, so called because of the prevalence of pipelines that feed the output of one program to the input of another. Under Unix, user utilities can often be implemented or at least prototyped by a suitable collection of pipelines and temp-file grinding encapsulated in a shell script; this is much less effort than writing C every time, and the capability is considered one of Unix's major winning features. A few other OSs such as IBM's VM/CMS support similar facilities. Esp.: used in the construction hairy plumbing (see hairy). “You can kluge together a basic spell-checker out of sort(1), comm(1), and tr(1) with a little plumbing.” See also tee.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plumbing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plumbing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of plumbing in a Sentence

  1. Tom Perez:

    You know when your plumbing goes out in your house or the water pipes in Flint (Michigan) corrode, it has life threatening consequences, and similarly when the political infrastructure corrodes, we lose elections.

  2. Eddy Trotter:

    They’ve known about issues with the plumbing in the building and drainage and the standpipe, and the fire department has known about it too.

  3. Steve Wadlington:

    Existing water damage can lead to big problems if left untreated, look for evidence around sinks, plumbing fixtures, and under windows for mold, broken caulking and leaking around sinks, or bubbling paint on drywall.

  4. Hero Jenifer Colpas '':

    I felt very saddened to see that people were living without the most basic things, people don't have clean drinking water, indoor plumbing, electricity.

  5. J. William Fulbright:

    It is not our affluence, or our plumbing, or our clogged freeways that grip the imagination of others. Rather, it is the values upon which our system is built. These values imply our adherence not only to liberty and individual freedom, but also to international peace, law and order, and constructive social purpose. When we depart from these values, we do so at our peril.

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