partial pressure

noun

Definition of partial pressure

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

Examples of partial pressure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The increase in the partial pressure of the carbon dioxide was temporarily difficult to tolerate, leading to gagging and choking, but the submarine flooded quickly and the pressure was equalized. Rachel Lance, Wired, "How to Escape From a Sunken Submarine," 7 Apr. 2020 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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First Known Use of partial pressure

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of partial pressure was in 1857

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“Partial pressure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/partial%20pressure. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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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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