the mass of water vapor present in a unit volume of moist air.
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Origin of absolute humidity
First recorded in 1865–70
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British Dictionary definitions for absolute humidity
the humidity of the atmosphere, usually expressed as the number of grams of water contained in 1 cubic metre of airCompare relative humidity
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Medical definitions for absolute humidity
The weight of water vapor present per unit volume of a gas or a mixture of gases.
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Scientific definitions for absolute humidity
The amount of water vapor that is present in a unit volume of air, usually expressed in grams per cubic meter. Absolute humidity does not fluctuate with the temperature of the air. Compare relative humidity.
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