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in vacuo

Syllabification: in va·cu·o
Pronunciation: /ˌin ˈvakyəˌwō
 
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Definition of in vacuo in English:

adverb

1In a vacuum: the hydrochloric acid was removed by evaporation in vacuo
More example sentences
  • The present invention relates to a furnace for heat treatment in vacuo, with cooling by a gas stream.
  • The distribution of temperature along a thin rod or wire electrically heated in vacuo has been studied both theoretically and experimentally by several authors.
  • The mixture is concentrated in vacuo and the residue is purified by flash chromatography if necessary.
1.1Away from or without the normal context or environment: instead of dealing with individual aspects of lifestyle in vacuo, social factors are taken into account
More example sentences
  • You still need to make the calculation in vacuo to be able to compare the results with the experimental value.

Origin

Latin.

Words that rhyme with in vacuo

moto perpetuocontinuo

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