critical pressure

[ krit-i-kuhl presh-er ]
/ ˈkrɪt ɪ kəl ˈprɛʃ ər /

noun Physics.

the pressure of a pure element or compound at a critical point: At its critical pressure, carbon dioxide converts to a liquid state.

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Origin of critical pressure

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for critical pressure

critical pressure

noun

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

critical pressure

The pressure of a substance at its critical point.
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