Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The barometric pressure or elastic pressure of the atmosphere. It is expressed in pounds per square inch, or in dynes per square meter, or, more commonly, by the height of the mercurial column of the barometer, and sometimes in units of one standard atmosphere.
“Q: I have a 2006 Mercedes S400 4Matic with tire air-pressure monitoring.”
“Variables such as wind shear, clashing air-pressure systems and warm-water pockets could push the storm farther east or west, potentially spelling the difference between light wind and rain or major destruction along a coastline.”
“I only slept an hour, partly because a nearby infant wailed several times during the night, even though the Dreamliner is supposed to lessen air-pressure pain in babies.”
“Based on a series of error messages, French investigators have concluded that the air-pressure sensors on the jet that calculate its speed became clogged with ice when the jet flew into a storm.”
“The board said it would propose measures aimed at improving maps, evacuations and drills related to mine fires, beefing up requirements for mine rescue teams and requiring each mine office to have a barometer to monitor air-pressure changes, which can contribute to potentially explosive concentrations of methane inside mines.”
“Gooch pulled on a kayaking skirt of sorts, sealed himself into the air-pressure bubble and waited for his body to float slightly above the treadmill.”
“With known air-pressure in the tires, that should be 15.25 or 15.26, so I added a couple of clicks to the odometer calibration.”
“From several shelves of bottles, each with an air-pressure suction tube in it, the electric machine sucks up the proper ingredients in the proper amounts, pours them into a cup and even shakes them up, if that is called for by the programmed recipe.”
“Statistical downscaling of monthly mean North Atlantic air-pressure to sea level anomalies in the Baltic Sea.”
“Conditions at the South Pole, which include a high-altitude, low air-pressure environment, and wind-chill factors of minus 100 C, make the project a “good analogue” to conditions at a lunar outpost, Giacomelli said.”
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