triple point

noun

: the condition of temperature and pressure under which the gaseous, liquid, and solid phases of a substance can exist in equilibrium

Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of triple point was in 1872

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“Triple point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triple%20point. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

triple point

noun
: the condition of temperature and pressure under which the gaseous, liquid, and solid forms of a substance change into each other at equal rates so that the amount of each always remains the same

Medical Definition

triple point

noun
: the condition of temperature and pressure under which the gaseous, liquid, and solid phases of a substance (as water) can exist in equilibrium

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