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air pressure

the force exerted by air, whether compressed or unconfined, on any surface in contact with it.
Origin of air pressure
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The heavy fabric of the suit was stiff, and the air pressure gave further resistance that had to be overcome.

    Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Glancing about, he located the gauges that reported the air pressure beyond.

    This World Must Die! Horace Brown Fyfe
  • Before breaking out of rock, it was necessary to have air pressure in the tunnels.

  • You can let go of the cardboard now, as the air pressure will hold it up.

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
  • This barometer can be made so sensitive as to indicate the change of air pressure from a table top to the floor.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • The force of the wind was dropping rapidly; so was the air pressure.

    The Worshippers Damon Francis Knight
  • The air pressure gauge was spinning up toward normal sea-level air pressure.

    Space Tug Murray Leinster
  • They feel the air pressure; the tremendous noise grips them.

  • Changes in air pressure are very closely connected with changes in the weather.

    General Science Bertha M. Clark

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