partial pressure

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partial pressure

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

partial pressure

n
(General Physics) the pressure that a gas, in a mixture of gases, would exert if it alone occupied the whole volume occupied by the mixture

par′tial pres′sure



n.
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.
[1855–60]