Meaning of “barometric pressure” in the English Dictionary

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barometric pressurenoun [ U ]

/ˌbær.əʊ.met.rɪk ˈpreʃ.ər/ us /ˌber.oʊ.met.rɪk ˈpreʃ.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • As regards the first, I will commence with a few brief remarks on the effects of varying barometric pressures. 
  • By this means some notion might be formed of the general direction of the line of barometric pressure preceding or succeeding a storm. 
  • If a line were drawn through all points on the surface of the earth having an equal barometric pressure at the same time, such a line would be called an isobar. 
  • Sealed against the vacuum of space, barometric pressure outside made no difference. 
  • Thirteen cubic feet of free air at normal temperature and barometric pressure weigh about one pound. 

(Definition of “barometric pressure” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"barometric pressure" in American English

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barometric pressurenoun [ U ]

us /ˌbeər·əˈme·trɪk ˈpreʃ·ər, ˌbær-/

earth science the amount of force at any point on the earth's surface caused by the weight of the air

(Definition of “barometric pressure” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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