- 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.
Origin of torr
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Historical Examples of torr
Take only a fraction from the income, and how would the Torr be kept up?
He might have reached the Torr the previous day; but he did not.
Taking a round to the Torr first, he drove into the back-yard.
They quitted the Torr for the blazing meadows, on their road home again.
Why, else, should his poor unquiet spirit haunt the region of the Torr?
- a unit of pressure equal to one millimetre of mercury (133.322 newtons per square metre)
Word Origin for torr
Word Origin and History for torr
unit of pressure, 1949, named for Italian physicist Evangelista Torricelli (1608-1647), inventor of the barometer.