Definition of atmospheric pressure in English:

atmospheric pressure

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[mass noun]
  • The pressure exerted by the weight of the atmosphere, which at sea level has a mean value of 101,325 pascals (roughly 14.6959 pounds per square inch).
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    • If the Earth were not round, whole hemispheres would have different atmospheric pressure and significantly different sea levels.
    • At pressures substantially below normal atmospheric pressure, more substances can be made to sublime.
    • Compared with total atmospheric pressure, airborne sound waves represent extremely small pressure changes.

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