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atmospheric pressure

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Pressure caused by the weight of the atmosphere. At sea level it has a mean value of one atmosphere but reduces with increasing altitude.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The pressure caused by the weight of the atmosphere above an area.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the pressure exerted by the atmosphere, not merely downwards, but in every direction. In amounts to about 14.7 Ibs. on each square inch.
  • n. See under Atmospheric, Center, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the pressure exerted by the atmosphere

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