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[mil-uh-bahr] /ˈmɪl əˌbɑr/
a centimeter-gram-second unit of pressure equal to one thousandth of a bar or 1000 dynes per square centimeter, used to measure air pressure.
Abbreviation: mb.
1905-10; milli- + bar3 Unabridged
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a cgs unit of atmospheric pressure equal to 10–3 bar, 100 newtons per square metre or 0.7500617 millimetre of mercury
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millibar in Science
A unit of pressure equal to 0.001 bars. It is equivalent to 100 newtons per square meter, or 0.0145 pounds per square inch. Standard atmospheric pressure at sea level is 1,013.2 millibars.
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Encyclopedia Article for millibar

unit of air pressure in the metric system, commonly used in meteorology, equal to 100 pascals, 1,000 dynes per square cm (about 0.0145 pounds per square inch), or slightly less than one-thousandth of a standard atmosphere

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