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partial pressure

noun, Physics, Chemistry
1.
the pressure that a gas in a mixture of gases would exert if it occupied the same volume as the mixture at the same temperature.
Compare Dalton's law.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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British Dictionary definitions for partial-pressure

partial pressure

noun
1.
the pressure that a gas, in a mixture of gases, would exert if it alone occupied the whole volume occupied by the mixture
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partial-pressure in Medicine

partial pressure n.
The pressure that one component of a mixture of gases would exert if it were alone in a container.

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