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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
the occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)
measuring the depths of the oceans
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.
The trade or occupation of a plumber.
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.
A Murasugi sum where each disk summed along has its boundary subdivided into four segments.
Plumbing is any system that conveys fluids for a wide range of applications. Plumbing uses pipes, valves, plumbing fixtures, tanks, and other apparatuses to convey fluids. Heating and cooling (HVAC), waste removal, and potable water delivery are among the most common uses for plumbing, but it is not limited to these applications. The word derives from the Latin for lead, plumbum, as the first effective pipes used in the Roman era were lead pipes.In the developed world, plumbing infrastructure is critical to public health and sanitation.Boilermakers and pipefitters are not plumbers although they work with piping as part of their trade and their work can include some plumbing.
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
the lead or iron pipes, and other apparatus, used in conveying water, sewage, etc., in a building
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.
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[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.
The numerical value of plumbing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of plumbing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of plumbing in a Sentence
Initial assessments indicate significant damage to the plumbing and heating and cooling systems.
There was extensive plumbing damage, there was holes in the ceiling, raccoons were getting in.
(Winters) has to do some very deep plumbing to understand the depth of the problems in asset quality, credit exposure, litigation risks, mismarked positions.
The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exaulted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy...neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
A plumbing repair ignited a fire in the wall which then spread through the building, it was accidental, there was nothing suspicious about it, and we have complete verification and there's no doubt about it. It was just a tragic accident.
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- أنابيب المياهArabic
- Unterleib, Klempnerei, Gedärm, Verrohrung, Klempnerarbeit, RohrleitungGerman
- fontanería, plomería, cañeríaSpanish
- suolisto, putkisto, ruoansulatus, suoletFinnish
- tuyauterie, plombage, plomberieFrench
- lavoro di idraulico, impianto idraulico, rubinetteriaItalian
- 配管工, 配管, 配管業, 上下水道設備Japanese
- водоводџиство, водоинсталација, водоводMacedonian
- instalacja wodociągowaPolish
- su tesisatıTurkish
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