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vapor pressure

n.
1. The pressure exerted by a vapor in equilibrium with its solid or liquid phase. At the vapor pressure, there is no net evaporation. Also called evaporation pressure.
2. The pressure exerted by water vapor in the atmosphere.
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va′por pres`sure


n.
the pressure exerted by the molecules of a vapor.
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vapor pressure

1. The pressure exerted by water vapor in the atmosphere.
2. The pressure exerted by a vapor on the solid or liquid phase with which it is in equilibrium. At pressures lower than the vapor pressure, atoms or molecules of the liquid or solid being vaporized can escape from the surface of the liquid or solid. At the vapor pressure, they cannot escape because the two phases are in equilibrium.
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Noun1.vapor pressure - the pressure exerted by a vaporvapor pressure - the pressure exerted by a vapor; often understood to mean saturated vapor pressure (the vapor pressure of a vapor in contact with its liquid form)
force per unit area, pressure, pressure level - the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit); "the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure"
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