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How to use humidity in a sentence
After testing, the researchers showed that the air’s humidity — water content — had been powering the setup.
The company has developed an attachment for air-conditioning systems that uses these materials to reduce the humidity in the air before it goes into a standard unit.Air conditioning technology is the great missed opportunity in the fight against climate change | James Temple | September 1, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Six instruments distributed across the neck, body and interior will measure air temperature, air pressure, humidity, radiation and wind speed and direction.NASA’s Perseverance rover will seek signs of past life on Mars | Lisa Grossman | July 28, 2020 | Science News
What’s more, he points out, “The challenge is not just to take up water from humid air, but to do it at low humidity, too.”Here’s one way to harvest water right out of the air | Sid Perkins | April 24, 2020 | Science News For Students
They exposed their aluminum-based MOF to outdoor air with humidity as low as 10 percent.Here’s one way to harvest water right out of the air | Sid Perkins | April 24, 2020 | Science News For Students
In the desert, an unbelievable humidity emerges when standing near water sources.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq | Nathan Bradley Bethea | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Fall and early summer are the ideal times to visit, in-between the bitter winters and the humidity of the hot August nights.
The unit features three unlabeled controls, as well as a digital display of the current temperature and humidity.
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 | Caitlin Dickson | January 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Marlow Stern | October 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
As all parts of this apparatus are of metal changes in humidity or temperature do not affect its regulation.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
The humidity of the earth had rusted the screws, and it was not without some difficulty that the coffin was opened.Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) | Alexandre Dumas, fils
As camels live in the desert they must keep smelling the air to find out its humidity.Kari the Elephant | Dhan Gopal Mukerji
The great humidity gives rise to many diseases, particularly fevers, and the alternations from heat to damp cause dysentery.
In the cold season its weight increases by the absorption of humidity.
British Dictionary definitions for humidity
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Scientific definitions for humidity
The amount of water vapor in the atmosphere, usually expressed as either absolute humidity or relative humidity.
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Cultural definitions for 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.
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