noun Physics, Chemistry.
the pressure that a gas in a mixture of gases would exert if it occupied the same volume as the mixture at the same temperature.
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Origin of partial pressure
First recorded in 1855–60
Words nearby partial pressure
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British Dictionary definitions for partial pressure
the pressure that a gas, in a mixture of gases, would exert if it alone occupied the whole volume occupied by the mixture
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Medical definitions for partial pressure
The pressure that one component of a mixture of gases would exert if it were alone in a container.
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