air pressure


Definition of air pressure

: pressure exerted by air:
a : atmospheric pressure
b : the pressure within a container due to the compression of atmospheric gases Air pressure in the car tire was measured in pounds per square inch.

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First Known Use of air pressure

1837, in the meaning defined above

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“Air pressure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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