Steam-point

steam point

noun
the temperature at which water vapor condenses at a pressure of one atmosphere, represented by 100°C and 212°F.
Compare ice point.


Origin:
1900–05

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steam point
 
n
Compare ice 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

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