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triple point

n.
The temperature and pressure at which a substance can exist in equilibrium in the liquid, solid, and gaseous states. The triple point of pure water is at 0.01 degrees Celsius and 4.58 millimeters of mercury and is used to calibrate thermometers.
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triple point

n
(Chemistry) chem the temperature and pressure at which the three phases of a substance are in equilibrium. The triple point of water, 273.16 K at a pressure of 611.2 Pa, is the basis of the definition of the kelvin
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tri′ple point′



n.
the particular temperature and pressure at which the solid, liquid, and gaseous phases of a given substance are all at equilibrium with one another.
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triple point

The intersection of the incident, reflected, and fused (or Mach) shock fronts accompanying an air burst. The height of the triple point above the surface, i.e., the height of the Mach stem, increases with increasing distance from a given explosion.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

triple point

The conditions of temperature and pressure at which the three phases of a substance (solid, liquid, and gas) are in equilibrium.
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The ratio of each quantity to its value at the triple point was fitted to a rational polynomial, leading to the following forms:
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Scientists currently define the SI unit of temperature, the kelvin, and the degree Celsius using the temperature of the triple point of water--the point at which liquid water, solid ice and water vapour can all exist in equilibrium.
The traceability arrangements, linkage of the realized water triple point temperature to the international key comparison value, stability issues of standard platinum resistance thermometers (SPRTs), dissemination of the temperature scale, and uncertainty budget are presented in detail.
Liquid water, solid ice and water vapor can coexist in stable equilibrium at what is called the triple point of water.