partial pressure

noun

Definition of partial pressure 

: the pressure exerted by a (specified) component in a mixture of gases

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Unlike an internal combustion engine, an electric motor cares not about partial pressures of oxygen. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "This electric car could set a new record to the top of Pikes Peak this year," 19 Mar. 2018

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1857, in the meaning defined above

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partial pressure

noun

Medical Definition of partial pressure 

: the pressure exerted by a (specified) component in a mixture of gases

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