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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)
Translations of “plumbing”
in Arabic سِباكة…
in Korean 배관…
in Portuguese trabalho de encanador…
in Catalan (sistema de) canonades…
in Japanese 配管, 配管設備…
in Chinese (Simplified) 管道, 水管装置, 管路系统…
in Turkish su tesisatı…
in Russian водопровод…
in Chinese (Traditional) 管道, 水管裝置, 管路系統…
in Italian impianto idraulico…
in Polish rury, instalacja wodno-kanalizacyjna…
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