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absolute humidity

noun
1.
the mass of water vapor present in a unit volume of moist air.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • From these charts the relative humidity, absolute humidity and dew point can be readily found from the wet- and dry-bulb values.
British Dictionary definitions for absolute humidity

absolute humidity

noun
1.
the humidity of the atmosphere, usually expressed as the number of grams of water contained in 1 cubic metre of air Compare relative humidity
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absolute humidity in Medicine

absolute humidity n.
The weight of water vapor present per unit volume of a gas or a mixture of gases.

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absolute humidity in Science
absolute humidity  
The amount of water vapor present in a unit volume of air, usually expressed in kilograms per cubic meter. Absolute humidity does not fluctuate with the temperature of the air. Compare relative humidity.
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