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hu·mid·i·ty

 (hyo͞o-mĭd′ĭ-tē)
n.
1. Dampness, especially of the air.
2. Relative humidity.

[Middle English humidite, from Old French, from Medieval Latin hūmiditās, from Latin hūmidus, humid; see humid.]

humidity

(hjuːˈmɪdɪtɪ)
n
1. the state of being humid; dampness
2. (General Physics) a measure of the amount of moisture in the air. See relative humidity, absolute humidity

hu•mid•i•ty

(hyuˈmɪd ɪ ti; often yu-)

n.
1. humid condition; moistness; dampness.
3. an uncomfortably high amount of relative humidity.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]

hu·mid·i·ty

(hyo͞o-mĭd′ĭ-tē)

humidity

1. A measure of the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere.
2. The measure of the amount of water vapor in air, given as either the absolute or relative humidity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.humidity - wetness in the atmospherehumidity - wetness in the atmosphere    
wetness - the condition of containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water); "he confirmed the wetness of the swimming trunks"
mugginess - a state of warm humidity

humidity

noun damp, moisture, dampness, wetness, moistness, sogginess, dankness, clamminess, mugginess, humidness The heat and humidity were insufferable.
Translations
رُطُوبَةٌرُطوبَه
vlhkost
fugtighed
kosteus
vlažnost
raki
湿気
습기
fuktighetluftfuktighet
ความชื้น
độ ẩm

humidity

[hjuːˈmɪdɪtɪ] Nhumedad f

humidity

[hjuːˈmɪdɪti] n [weather] → humidité f
level of humidity, humidity level → taux m d'humidité

humidity

n(Luft)feuchtigkeit f

humidity

[hjuːˈmɪdɪtɪ] numidità

humid

(ˈhjuːmid) adjective
damp. a humid climate.
huˈmidity noun

humidity

رُطُوبَةٌ vlhkost fugtighed Luftfeuchtigkeit υγρασία humedad kosteus humidité vlažnost umidità 湿気 습기 vochtigheid fuktighet zawilgocenie humidade, umidade влажность fuktighet ความชื้น nem độ ẩm 湿度

hu·mid·i·ty

n. humedad.

humidity

n humedad f
References in classic literature ?
And yet it was not because the damp had been excluded from the garden; the earth, black as soot, the thick foliage of the trees betrayed its presence; besides, had natural humidity been wanting, it could have been immediately supplied by artificial means, thanks to a tank of water, sunk in one of the corners of the garden, and upon which were stationed a frog and a toad, who, from antipathy, no doubt, always remained on the two opposite sides of the basin.
An iron basin, containing water, was placed on this furnace, for such only it could be called, in order to preserve a proper humidity in the apartment.
She talked to him about flowers and books, getting launched with marvelous promptitude; about the theatres, about the peculiar institutions of his native country, about the humidity of Paris about the pretty complexions of the American ladies, about his impressions of France and his opinion of its female inhabitants.
An up-hill and down-hill ride of twenty-odd miles through a garish mid-day atmosphere brought him in the afternoon to a detached knoll a mile or two west of Talbothays, whence he again looked into that green trough of sappiness and humidity, the valley of the Var or Froom.
Beyond it was a burial ground --a dreadful spot in which the night was very slowly stirring, but where I could dimly see heaps of dishonoured graves and stones, hemmed in by filthy houses with a few dull lights in their windows and on whose walls a thick humidity broke out like a disease.
From a natural cause, these constellations shone with a soft luster; they did not twinkle, for there was no atmosphere which, by the intervention of its layers unequally dense and of different degrees of humidity, produces this scintillation.
The humidity of the interior was changed into ice upon contact with the glass, preventing all observation.
This indicates a very much greater degree of humidity, than at a corresponding height at Iquique.
The counting-house of Chicksey, Veneering, and Stobbles was pointed out by an elderly female accustomed to the care of offices, who dropped upon Bella out of a public-house, wiping her mouth, and accounted for its humidity on natural principles well known to the physical sciences, by explaining that she had looked in at the door to see what o'clock it was.
A humidity chamber maintaining a temperature around 100F and as much humidity as possible will show conditions seen during summer, which is the season hardest on core production.
The maximum humidity in Qatar yesterday, 90%, was recorded at Mesaieed, which registered a maximum temperature of 37C and a minimum of 29C.
A valve, controlled by a humidity sensor (placed in the experimental sample chamber) is used to divert some of the gas flow through a water reservoir and then back into sample.