millibar

noun
mil·​li·​bar | \ ˈmi-lə-ˌbär How to pronounce millibar (audio) \

Definition of millibar

: a unit of atmospheric pressure equal to ¹/₁₀₀₀ bar or 100 pascals

Examples of millibar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One way to gauge the magnitude of a heat dome is to measure the height of the typical halfway point of the lower atmosphere — at the 500 millibar pressure level. Washington Post, 10 July 2021 One way to gauge the magnitude of a heat wave is to measure the height of the typical halfway point of the atmosphere - at the 500 millibar pressure level. Anchorage Daily News, 19 June 2021 One way to gauge the magnitude of a heat wave is to measure the height of the typical halfway point of the atmosphere — at the 500 millibar pressure level. Washington Post, 18 June 2021 This number shows the last three digits of a station’s air-pressure reading to the nearest tenth of a millibar (mb); the last number actually comes after the decimal point. Dennis Mersereau, Outside Online, 15 Oct. 2020 The definition of a bomb cyclone is a storm that drops 24 millibars in 24 hours, going through a process known as bombogenesis. NBC News, 7 May 2020 The all-time lowest pressure on record for a North Atlantic storm hit 913 millibars in January 1993 near Scotland's Shetland Islands, according to Weather Underground weather historian Christopher Burt. Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY, 15 Feb. 2020 In fact, this storm will qualify as a 'bomb cyclone,' dropping more than 24 millibars in 24 hours. NBC News, 6 Mar. 2020 The National Weather Service Ocean Prediction Center said Storm Dennis deepened by 40 millibars in 24 hours, becoming one of the five strongest non-tropical cyclones on record in the North Atlantic. Fox News, 18 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of millibar

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Millibar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/millibar. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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millibar

noun
mil·​li·​bar | \ ˈmil-ə-ˌbär How to pronounce millibar (audio) \

Medical Definition of millibar

: a unit of atmospheric pressure equal to ¹/₁₀₀₀ bar or 1000 dynes per square centimeter abbreviation mbar

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