dew point

noun
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

Definition of dew point

: the temperature at which a vapor (such as water) begins or would begin to condense

Examples of dew point in a Sentence

  1. It's 78° outside and the dew point is 63°.

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First Known Use of dew point

1826

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DEW POINT Defined for English Language Learners

dew point

Definition of dew point for English Language Learners

  • : the temperature at which the moisture in the air forms visible drops of water : the temperature at which dew forms


DEW POINT Defined for Kids

dew point

noun

Definition of dew point for Students

: the temperature at which the moisture in the air begins to turn to dew


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