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Noun: plumbing  plú-ming
  1. Utility consisting of the pipes and fixtures for the distribution of water or gas in a building and for the disposal of sewage
    - plumbing system
     
  2. The occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water, gas or sewage in a building)
    - plumbery
     
  3. Measuring the depths of the oceans
    - bathymetry
Verb: plumb  plúm
  1. Measure the depth of something
     
  2. Weight with lead
     
  3. Examine thoroughly and in great depth
     
  4. Adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical

Derived forms: plumbings

Type of: adjust, burden, burthen, correct, craft, explore, measure, measurement, measuring, mensuration, quantify, quantitate, set, trade, utility, weight, weight down

Part of: building, construction

Encyclopedia: Plumbing

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