critical pressure

noun Physics.
the pressure of a pure element or compound at a critical point.


Origin:
1875–80

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critical pressure
 
n
the pressure of a gas or the saturated vapour pressure of a substance in its critical state

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critical pressure  
The pressure of a substance at its critical point.
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The critical pressure was calculated by extrapolation to the critical temperature determined in our laboratory.
Operation above the critical pressure eliminates coolant boiling, so the coolant remains single-phase throughout the system.
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