absolute humidity

noun

: the amount of water vapor present in a unit volume of air compare relative humidity

Examples of absolute humidity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If absolute humidity is also getting lower, as McKinnon found, that means the gap will expand even more. Los Angeles Times, 17 June 2021 The driver's side air bag inflator may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling. Detroit Free Press, 20 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of absolute humidity was in 1813

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“Absolute humidity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absolute%20humidity. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

absolute humidity

noun
: the amount of water vapor present in a unit volume of air compare relative humidity

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