Definition of in vacuo in English:

in vacuo

adverb

  • 1In a vacuum.

    ‘the hydrochloric acid was removed by evaporation in vacuo’
    • ‘The mixture is concentrated in vacuo and the residue is purified by flash chromatography if necessary.’
    • ‘The distribution of temperature along a thin rod or wire electrically heated in vacuo has been studied both theoretically and experimentally by several authors.’
    • ‘Bulk solvent effects with IEF-PCM about the dihydrated systems almost invert the stability order found in vacuo.’
    • ‘The energetics of the elementary reactions in vacuo, were calculated, using the Slater type orbital based ADF package.’
    • ‘The present invention relates to a furnace for heat treatment in vacuo, with cooling by a gas stream.’
    1. 1.1 Away from or without the normal context or environment.
      ‘instead of dealing with individual aspects of lifestyle in vacuo, social factors are taken into account’
      • ‘You still need to make the calculation in vacuo to be able to compare the results with the experimental value.’

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation

in vacuo

/ɪn ˈvakjʊəʊ/