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gauge pressure Line breaks: gauge pres|sure

Definition of gauge pressure in English:


The amount by which the pressure measured in a fluid exceeds that of the atmosphere.
Example sentences
  • Regulate heat under the canner to maintain a steady pressure at or slightly above the correct gauge pressure.
  • A typical sitting human's blood pressure, measured at the level of the heart, ranges from a gauge pressure of about 120 mm-Hg to about 75 mm-Hg (diastole).
  • Technicians used a customized hydraulic ram to stress the tendons to a predetermined gauge pressure corresponding to the design jacking force.

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