barometric pressure

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Origin of barometric pressure

First recorded in 1820–30

Words Nearby barometric pressure Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use barometric pressure in a sentence

  • A gallon of liquid was the amount “whose volume was that occupied by 10 pounds of distilled water weighed in air at 62 degrees Fahrenheit and a barometric pressure of 30.”

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  • With so many other things to worry about, I don’t know if we’ll all still be watching barometric pressure like it’s news.

  • But an increase of barometric pressure condenses the gases of the mine, and restrains them within their sequestered limits.

  • When smoke rises in a straight line from chimneys, is it an indication of a high or low barometric pressure?

    Physics | Willis Eugene Tower
  • The chart applies at a barometric pressure of 30 inches, and, except for great accuracy, no correction is generally necessary.

    Seasoning of Wood | Joseph B. Wagner

British Dictionary definitions for barometric pressure

barometric pressure

  1. atmospheric pressure as indicated by a barometer

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Scientific definitions for barometric pressure

barometric pressure

[ băr′ə-mĕtrĭk ]

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