absolute pressure

noun

: total pressure at a point in a fluid equaling the sum of the gauge and the atmospheric pressures

Word History

First Known Use

1768, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of absolute pressure was in 1768

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“Absolute pressure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absolute%20pressure. Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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