air pressure

noun
the pressure exerted by the atmosphere
Hypernyms: ↑gas pressure

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noun

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the force exerted by air, whether compressed or unconfined, on any surface in contact with it. Cf. atmospheric pressure.
[1870-75]

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air pressure UK US noun [uncountable] physics
atmospheric pressure
Thesaurus: weather patterns and air pressurehyponym cold weather and periods of cold weathersynonym

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air pressure,
1. pressure caused by the weight of the air; atmospheric pressure. Winds are caused by the flow of air from an area of high air pressure to an area of low air pressure.
2. the pressure of compressed air.
3. pressure on a moving object by the air it strikes.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • air pressure — /ˈɛə prɛʃə/ (say air preshuh) noun 1. the pressure of the atmosphere. 2. the pressure exerted by the air, as inside a tyre …   Australian English dictionary

  • air pressure — the force exerted by air, whether compressed or unconfined, on any surface in contact with it. Cf. atmospheric pressure. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

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  • air pressure — UK / US noun [uncountable] physics atmospheric pressure …   English dictionary

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