critical pressure

noun Physics.

the pressure of a pure element or compound at a critical point.

Nearby words

  1. critical mass,
  2. critical organ,
  3. critical path analysis,
  4. critical period,
  5. critical point,
  6. critical ratio,
  7. critical region,
  8. critical state,
  9. critical temperature,
  10. critical thinking

Origin of critical pressure

First recorded in 1875–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for critical pressure

critical pressure


the pressure of a gas or the saturated vapour pressure of a substance in its critical state
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Science definitions for critical pressure

critical pressure

The pressure of a substance at its critical point.
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