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relative humidity

Syllabification: rel·a·tive hu·mid·i·ty

Definition of relative humidity in English:

noun

The amount of water vapor present in air expressed as a percentage of the amount needed for saturation at the same temperature.
Example sentences
  • Measuring the resulting dew point temperature confirmed a relative humidity higher than 30 percent.
  • Weather conditions that favor fungal growth are an average daily temperature below 85°F and relative humidities above 90 percent.
  • Average relative humidity is around 15 per cent (well below comfort zone levels) and minor earthquakes are common.

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