the temperature at which water vapor condenses at a pressure of one atmosphere, represented by 100°C and 212°F.
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Origin of steam point
First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for steam point
the temperature at which the maximum vapour pressure of water is equal to one atmosphere (1.01325 × 10 5 N/m²). It has the value of 100° on the Celsius scaleCompare ice point
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