from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The pressure exerted by a vapor in equilibrium with its solid or liquid phase.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The pressure that a vapor exerts, or the partial pressure if it is mixed with other gases.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- The pressure or tension of a confined body of vapor of a chemical substance in equilibrium with the solid or liquid form of the substance. The pressure of a given saturated vapor is a function of the temperature only, and may be measured by introducing a small quantity of the substance into a barometer and noting the depression of the column of mercury.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See pressure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the pressure exerted by a vapor; often understood to mean saturated vapor pressure (the vapor pressure of a vapor in contact with its liquid form)
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