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plenum

[′plen·əm]
(engineering)
A condition in which air pressure within an enclosed space is greater than that in the outside atmosphere.

Plenum

The air space in an integrated ceiling, which may be above the atmospheric pressure if used for the air supply, or below the atmospheric pressure if used for the air exhaust.

Plenum

 

a meeting of the entire membership of the elected ruling organ of an organization, such as a party, state, or labor organization.

plenum

1. In suspended ceiling construction, the space between the suspended ceiling and the main structure above.

plenum

In a building, the space between the real ceiling and the dropped ceiling, which is often used as an air duct for heating and air conditioning. It is also filled with electrical, telephone and network wires. See plenum cable.
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The plenum will conclude with a round-table, which will discuss issues of the country's musical life, events related to the anniversary of the great poet Nasimi, prospects for collaboration with the Ganja branch of the Composers Union, which is headed by composer Mammad Jafarov.
While Mavrou told media on Thursday that in the special arrangements for British citizens set out by the bill is a term stating thatBritish citizens will not need a visa for a three-month stay on the island, on Friday she told the plenum that "the issue of visas and the issue of permanent residence are two different matters, and the matter of visas is not covered by the bill."
(2011) reported one plenum simulation requiring several minutes in traditional CFD which could be simulated in just a few seconds with PFM.
In fact, according to the "Duct Fitting Database," the pressure drop even for a straight tap out the end (Option A) is very low due to the low velocities in the plenum and duct to the diffuser.
The Plenum urged students to show up on the university's campus on Thursday at noon and join the blockade of the student elections.
"This plenum is for discussion of the organisational aspects of the party.
The Plenum will also be able to run the judiciary's real estate, determine wages in the respective branch of power, tackle organizational matters and to adopt decisions to suspend VSS members if necessary.
The AHU serving the studied UFAD system has a VFD installed and the VFD speed is modulated to maintain the discharge static pressure set point, which is reset based on the UFAD system floor plenum dampers' positions.
Official documents for that plenum foreshadowed the consolidation of large state-owned enterprises and a reversal of pro-market trends.
Achuthanandan's decision to leave midway through the plenum on Friday comes after being severely criticised during deliberations on Thursday.
Summary: History will be the ultimate judge, but there is good reason to believe that China's recently completed Third Plenum will come to be regarded as a pivotal moment in the country's development.
The Chinese Communist Party's Third Plenum released its plan for reforms, including moving toward the free market in allocating resources, abolishing prison reeducation, easing the one-child restriction for some families and eliminating local control over the judiciary.