partial vacuum

noun
an enclosed space from which part of the air or another gas has been removed.
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As the superheated air cools it produces a resonating tube of partial vacuum
  surrounding the lightning's path.
But the air on the bottom still strikes the underside of the wing, pushes it up
  into the partial vacuum and then bounces down.
At these times, to keep the ratio of fuel to oxygen optimized, a partial vacuum
  is created in the chamber.
The flask with a proper cover must be sufficiently strong to withstand a
  partial vacuum.
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