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atmospheric pressure
The pressure created by the effect of gravity on the air above the earth.

The atmospheric pressure decreases as the higher altitude increases.

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atmospheric pressure (s) (noun), atmospheric pressures (pl)
1. A unit of barometric pressure that is taken to be the standard pressure of the earth's atmosphere at sea level.
2. The pressure at any point in an atmosphere due solely to the weight of the atmospheric gases above the point concerned.
3. The average atmospheric pressure at sea level is approximately 14.7 pounds per square inch.

With an increasing altitude, the pressure decreases; for example, at 30,000 feet, approximately the height of Mt. Everest, the air pressure is 4.3 pounds per square inch.

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(Greek: weight, heavy; atmospheric pressure; a combining form meaning "pressure", as in barotaxis, or sometimes "weight", as in baromacrometer)
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In petroleum engineering, the preparation of petroleum specimens for testing purposes by aging them at normal atmospheric pressure for a given period of time at particular temperature and humidity.
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