Definition of low-pressure in English:

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A condition of the atmosphere in which the pressure is below average (e.g., in a depression): areas of low pressure almost always bring rain [as modifier]: a large low-pressure system south of Bermuda
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  • Minor short-wave troughs moving in the westerly upper air flow provide the dynamics conducive to the development of surface low-pressure systems.
  • At the same time the cold air moving southwards behind the low-pressure centre is losing height.
  • The surface weather map shows an open warm sector with a deepening low-pressure centre.


1Involving a small or limited degree of physical force: a low-pressure nozzle is recommended
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  • For cylinder head production, the plant employs low-pressure die casting.
  • The casting is performed with a low-pressure casting setup.
  • In that low-pressure technique, hot, carbon-containing gases condense and react on a hard surface to form a thin coating of diamond.
2Involving a low level of activity or exertion; nonstressful: her low-pressure style of teaching
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  • The club believes he could benefit from a two-week call-up in the low-pressure atmosphere of May.
  • Do an activity together, allowing the teen to talk in a low-pressure environment.
  • I like playing with ideas - for fun, in a low-pressure kind of way.
2.1(Of a salesperson or sales pitch) employing a low degree of coercion: a seminar in low-pressure sales tactics
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  • We believe that the advertising we do run actually helps readers make good decisions because it provides information they can consider in a comfortable, low-pressure environment.
  • This is low-pressure selling and we are having no problem getting sales.
  • Instead, they want to wow visitors with interactive kiosks, freebies, and the ability to play with consumer electronics in a low-pressure environment where nothing is for sale.

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Syllabification: low-pres·sure

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