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Meaning of “plumbing” in the English Dictionary

"plumbing" in British English

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plumbingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈplʌm.ɪŋ/
the ​waterpipes and ​similarsystems in a ​building: There's something ​wrong with the plumbing. the ​work of ​connectingwater and other ​pipes in a ​building: We did all the plumbing (work) in ​ourhouse 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 ​carrywater 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   us   /ˈplʌmɪŋ/
a ​system that ​allowsinformation, ​money, etc. to ​move easily from one ​place to another: Efficient ​banks are an ​essentialpart of the financial plumbing of any ​developing country. Cisco's ​products are largely ​invisible, but ​formpart 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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