vapor pressure love

Definitions

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)

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • He expected the liquid to ooze out in the asteriod's feeble gravity, but its vapor pressure must have been high, for it sprayed out in a heavy stream.

    Natives of Space

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.