steam point


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steam point

n
(General Physics) 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

steam′ point`


n.
the temperature at which water vapor condenses at a pressure of one atmosphere, represented by 212°F (100°C). Compare ice point.
[1900–05]