HyperDic: pressure_level

English > 1 sense of the expression pressure level:
NOUNphenomenonpressure level, pressure, force per unit areathe force applied to a unit area of surface
English > pressure level: 1 sense > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningThe force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit).
Synonymspressure, force per unit area
Narrowerblood pressureThe pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels
gas pressureThe pressure exerted by a gas
headThe pressure exerted by a fluid
hydrostatic headThe pressure at a given point in a liquid / liquid measured in terms of the vertical height of a column of the liquid / liquid needed to produce the same pressure
intraocular pressure, IOPpressure exerted by the fluids inside the eyeball
oil pressurepressure that keeps oil on the moving parts of an internal-combustion engine
osmotic pressure(physical chemistry) the pressure exerted by a solution necessary to prevent osmosis into that solution when it is separated from the pure solvent by a semipermeable membrane
radiation pressure, corpuscular-radiation pressureThe minute pressure exerted on a surface normal to the direction of propagation of a wave
sound pressure, instantaneous sound pressureThe difference between the instantaneous pressure at a point in a sound field and the average pressure at that point
suctionA force over an area produced by a pressure difference
vapor pressure, vapour pressureThe pressure exerted by a vapor
Broaderphysical phenomenonA natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy

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