Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “power vacuum”

power vacuum

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
a condition that exists when someone has lost control of something and no one has replaced them: She was quick to fill the power vacuum that was left by the sudden death of the managing director.Power to control
(Definition of power vacuum from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of power vacuum?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “power vacuum”

Word of the Day

improvisation

a performance that an actor, musician, etc. has not practised or planned

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More