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critical pressure

noun, Physics.
1.
the pressure of a pure element or compound at a critical point.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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Examples from the web for critical pressure
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for critical pressure

critical pressure

noun
1.
the pressure of a gas or the saturated vapour pressure of a substance in its critical state
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critical pressure in Science
critical pressure  
The pressure of a substance at its critical point.
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