the pressure exerted by the earth's atmosphere at any given point, being the product of the mass of the atmospheric column of the unit area above the given point and of the gravitational acceleration at the given point.
a value of standard or normal atmospheric pressure, equivalent to the pressure exerted by a column of mercury 29.92 inches (760 millimeters) high, or 1013 millibars (101.3 kilopascals).
- Also bar·o·met·ric pres·sure [bar-uh-me-trik presh-er] /ˌbær əˈmɛ trɪk ˈprɛʃ ər/ .
- Compare sea-level pressure.
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How to use atmospheric pressure in a sentence
It also calculates atmospheric pressure, but I haven’t flown since pre-pandemic times, so I can’t say how much of a difference that makes.Sony WH-1000XM4 review: Noise-cancelling headphones you can live in | Tony Ware | July 23, 2021 | Popular-Science
Our solar system’s most inhospitable planet couldn’t be more different from our own, with crushing atmospheric pressure and lead-melting surface temperatures.
It must have a suitable temperature, atmospheric pressure similar to Earth’s, and available water.NASA Is Returning to Venus, Where It’s 470°C. Will We Find Life When We Get There? | Gail Iles | June 9, 2021 | Singularity Hub
The location and design would also give residents indirect access to sunlight, protect them from meteorites if one were to strike nearby, and help minimize the difference in atmospheric pressure between the inside and outside of the buildings.See the Wild Plans for Nüwa, a Proposed City on Mars Built Inside a Giant Cliff | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | May 19, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Since this internal water pressure is higher than the atmospheric pressure, any hole in the tree bark will allow sap to flow out of the tree rather than continuing to flow through the tree.Make your own maple syrup without harming the trees | By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life | February 7, 2021 | Popular-Science
But hour after hour of breathy and uninterrupted coverage inevitably creates, shall we say, its own kind of atmospheric pressure.
In these whirlings great differences in atmospheric pressure are brought about in contiguous areas of sea.Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
When, with returning fair weather, the atmospheric pressure increases, the water can no longer bulge or drop out of the bulb.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
The constants for gaseous elements represent the constants of the gases under atmospheric pressure.The Elements of Qualitative Chemical Analysis, vol. 1, parts 1 and 2. | Julius Stieglitz
KIon refers to the concentration of HO, with which oxygen under atmospheric pressure would be directly in equilibrium, at 18.The Elements of Qualitative Chemical Analysis, vol. 1, parts 1 and 2. | Julius Stieglitz
His flask is an apparatus contrived to illustrate atmospheric pressure and ensure a constant flow of liquid.More Hunting Wasps | J. Henri Fabre
British Dictionary definitions for atmospheric pressure
the pressure exerted by the atmosphere at the earth's surface. It has an average value of 1 atmosphere
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Scientific definitions for atmospheric pressure
The pressure at any location on the Earth, caused by the weight of the column of air above it. At sea level, atmospheric pressure has an average value of one atmosphere and gradually decreases as altitude increases. Also called barometric pressure
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Cultural definitions for atmospheric pressure
The pressure caused by the weight of the air above a given point.
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