air pressure

Definitions of air pressure
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n the pressure exerted by the atmosphere

Synonyms:
atmospheric pressure, pressure
Types:
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barometric pressure
atmospheric pressure as indicated by a barometer
compartment pressure
the air pressure maintained in an air-tight compartment (as in an aircraft)
overpressure
a transient air pressure greater than the surrounding atmospheric pressure
sea-level pressure
the atmospheric pressure reduced by a formula to the pressure at sea level
Type of:
gas pressure
the pressure exerted by a gas

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