from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The temperature indicated by the thermometer when dew begins to be deposited; that temperature of the air at which the moisture present in it just saturates it. See saturation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Meteor.) The temperature at which dew begins to form. It varies with the humidity and temperature of the atmosphere.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Attributive form of dew point, noun.

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

  • noun the temperature at which the water vapor in the air becomes saturated and condensation begins


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  • In the deal, Kinder Morgan will buy about 290 amine-treating and dew-point control plants located mostly in Texas and Louisiana, with additional facilities in Mississippi, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas.

    Kinder Morgan to Buy Crosstex Gas

  • And ran into light mist at about 3 miles, which did not surprise me as my last-minute check on the weather sites told me that air temperature was 55 F with a dew-point of 54 . . .

    Gray morning

  • Temperature about 62 F with dew-point at 61, still tropical air.

    Still raining

  • Whatever the dew-point was, this morning, we reached it.

    Foggy foggy dew

  • Dank this morning, temperature about 60 F and dew-point 58, cloudy, roads still wet.

    Follow-up statement from SFWA on author's rights...

  • One prediction of this theory would be a stable quantity of radiation in space, similar to moisture in the atmosphere, with a clear cut-off level, similar to the dew-point.

    Arrow of Time FAQ

  • During this period, an upwelling of cold water off the Dhofar coast rapidly cools the moist winds to dew-point.

    Arabian Peninsula coastal fog desert

  • Temperature allegedly 70 F, with dew-point in the upper 60s.


  • I suspect that a huge heat sink will not work like that, if you acknowlege that air temperature and dew-point are intertwined.

    Whitewashing the Temperature Record « Climate Audit

  • Morning temperature about 50 F, as opposed to 70, and dew-point in the 40s rather than the 60s.

    Oh, Canada...


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