Meaning of “plumbing” in the English Dictionary

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"plumbing" in British English

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plumbingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈplʌm.ɪŋ/ us /ˈplʌm.ɪŋ/

the water pipes and similar systems in a building:

There's something wrong with the plumbing.

the work of connecting water and other pipes in a building:

We did all the plumbing (work) in our house ourselves.

(Definition of “plumbing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"plumbing" in American English

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plumbingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈplʌm·ɪŋ/

the system of pipes and other devices that carry water in a building:

bathroom plumbing

(Definition of “plumbing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"plumbing" in Business English

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plumbingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈplʌmɪŋ/ us

a system that allows information, money, etc. to move easily from one place to another:

Efficient banks are an essential part of the financial plumbing of any developing country.
Cisco's products are largely invisible, but form part of the basic plumbing of the internet.

(Definition of “plumbing” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)