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pressure head

noun, Physics.
head (def 32).
Origin of pressure head
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for pressure head
  • The pressure head at the boundary is set at the specified value.
  • Initial hydraulic condition can be specified as static equilibrium, specified pressure head, or specified moisture content.
  • The clamping slide is gibbed to the bed to provide a rigid mounting:or the pressure head.
  • These losses are often called head losses, since they result in a drop in pressure head along the flow path.
  • Groundwater pressures are reported as pressure head, in meters of water.
  • Jaeger's method is modified by replacing the pressure source with a variable pressure head.
  • The level to which water will rise in a tightly cased well under its full pressure head.
British Dictionary definitions for pressure head

pressure head

(physics) a more formal name for head (sense 24a)
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