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English noun: force per unit area

1. force per unit area (phenomenon) the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)


SamplesThe compressed gas exerts an increased pressure.


Synonymspressure, pressure level


Broader (hypernym)physical phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)blood pressure, corpuscular-radiation pressure, gas pressure, head, hydrostatic head, instantaneous sound pressure, intraocular pressure, IOP, oil pressure, osmotic pressure, radiation pressure, sound pressure, suction, vapor pressure, vapour pressure









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