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microbar

[mahy-kruh-bahr] /ˈmaɪ krəˌbɑr/
noun
1.
a centimeter-gram-second unit of pressure, equal to one millionth of a bar; one dyne per square centimeter.
Also called barye.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; micro- + bar3
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Examples from the web for microbar
  • microbar means a unit of pressure commonly used in acoustics and is equal to one dyne per square centimeter.
  • The pressure variations in a sound wave are measured in terms of a unit borrowed from meteorology called the microbar.
microbar in Science
microbar
  (mī'krō-bär')   
A unit of pressure equal to one millionth (10-6) of a bar.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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