barometric pressure


: the pressure of the atmosphere usually expressed in terms of the height of a column of mercury

Examples of barometric pressure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lower oxygen levels within the tent are thought to accelerate the acclimatization process, but the tents aren’t able to decrease barometric pressure. Brian Strickland, Discover Magazine, 9 Mar. 2024 The camera also saves some extra info that others don't, including ambient temperature, altitude, and barometric pressure, even when the Log function is off. PCMAG, 13 Sep. 2023 These can shift based on humidity, barometric pressure, or other metrics, which are also tracked by weather scientists. Jules Struck, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 Feb. 2024 As barometric pressure drops before a storm, lower air pressure pushes less against the body thus allowing tissues to expand, according to Direct Orthopedic Care. Brayden Garcia, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2 Feb. 2024 Changes in barometric pressure can also trigger pain and discomfort for those suffering from sinusitis by causing the swelling of tissues in the nose. Brayden Garcia, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2 Feb. 2024 Weather patterns can also cause changes in air pressure, also known as barometric pressure. Sara Novak, Discover Magazine, 1 Feb. 2024 The short list of five words has wide-reaching weather data—air temperature, barometric pressure, dew point, precipitation, wind direction, cloud conditions, wind velocity and sunset observations—all baked into it. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Jan. 2024 Each racing yacht also has its own weather station that measures barometric pressure, air temperature, and wind speed and direction. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 23 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of barometric pressure was in 1804

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“Barometric pressure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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barometric pressure

: the pressure of the atmosphere usually expressed as the height of a column of mercury

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