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atmosphere

Pronunciation: at′mŏs-fēr

Definition:

  1. Any gas surrounding a given body; a gaseous medium.
  2. A unit of air pressure equal to 101.325 kPa.

[atmo- + G. sphaira, sphere]

See Also: standard atmosphere, torr

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