atmospheric pressure definition

  • noun:
    • stress caused by the extra weight associated with the atmosphere. At sea level it has a mean value of one environment but decreases with increasing altitude.
    • the stress brought on by the extra weight for the atmosphere above a location.
    • See under Atmospheric, Center, etc.
    • Pressure caused by the weight of the atmosphere. At sea-level it's a mean value of one atmosphere but reduces with increasing height.
    • the pressure exerted because of the atmosphere
    • the stress caused by the weight of environment above a place.
    • See under Atmospheric, Center, etc.
    • pressure exerted by the environment
  • adjective:
    • the pressure exerted by the environment, not merely downwards, in every course. In amounts to about 14.7 Ibs. for each square inches.
    • the stress exerted because of the environment, not only downwards, but in every direction. In quantities to about 14.7 Ibs. for each square inch.

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