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steam point

the temperature at which water vapor condenses at a pressure of one atmosphere, represented by 100°C and 212°F.
Compare ice point.
Origin of steam point
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for steam point
  • Check the readings of the thermometer at the ice or steam point.
  • In this case a steam point is being used to thaw the frozen gravel.
British Dictionary definitions for steam point

steam point

the temperature at which the maximum vapour pressure of water is equal to one atmosphere (1.01325 × 105 N/m²). It has the value of 100° on the Celsius scale Compare ice point
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