Origin of humidity
Examples from the Web for humidity
Fall and early summer are the ideal times to visit, in-between the bitter winters and the humidity of the hot August nights.The Foodie Capital of Canada
May 31, 2014
The unit features three unlabeled controls, as well as a digital display of the current temperature and humidity.Are U.S. Kids Creative Enough?
April 2, 2014
Dehydration, in heat and humidity as well as dry winter weather, is a major headache trigger.Why Everything from Frigid Temperatures to Lightning Can Induce Migraines
January 8, 2014
When Moore was little, the two would spend almost all of August at Disney World, braving the humidity and crowds.‘Escape From Tomorrow’: Making Disney’s Worst Nightmare
October 9, 2013
In the mines, men toil in humidity that is almost suffocating.Victor Carranza, Emerald Czar of Colombia, Dies
April 20, 2013
Mrs. Beale remarked that it wasn't the heat that bothered us so, but the humidity.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Not a breath of air stirred, and the humidity and heat were awful.The Long Labrador Trail
Hendricks reports the air breathable, with a humidity of one hundred.The Terror from the Depths
Sewell Peaslee Wright
But it lacked the roughness and humidity of the finest grass.A Pair of Blue Eyes
In spite of the humidity of the air, his ragged garments had dried on his body.Storm Over Warlock
Word Origin and History for humidity
late 14c., from Old French humidité, from Latin humiditatem (nominative humiditas), from humidus (see humid).
- Dampness, especially of the air.
- The amount of water vapor in the atmosphere, usually expressed as either absolute humidity or relative humidity.
The amount of water vapor in the air. Humidity is measured in two ways: (1) Absolute humidity is the percentage of water vapor actually present in the air. (2) Relative humidity is the absolute humidity divided by the amount of water that could be present in the air. Relative humidity indicates the degree of comfort or discomfort one feels from the humidity, because it indicates the amount of perspiration that can evaporate from the skin.