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torr

[ tawr ]
/ tɔr /
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noun

a unit of pressure, being the pressure necessary to support a column of mercury one millimeter high at 0°C and standard gravity, equal to 1333.2 microbars.

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Origin of torr

First recorded in1945–50; named after E. Torricelli
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torr
/ (tɔː) /

noun plural torr

a unit of pressure equal to one millimetre of mercury (133.322 newtons per square metre)

Word Origin for torr

C20: named after E. Torricelli
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