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atmospheric pressure

Syllabification: at·mos·pher·ic pres·sure

Definition of atmospheric pressure in English:

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). Also called barometric pressure.
Example sentences
  • 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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