barometric pressure

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barometric pressure (countable and uncountable, plural barometric pressures)

  1. The atmospheric pressure denoted on a barometer.
  2. (physics, meteorology) The downward pressure of the atmosphere onto the Earth; at sea level a unit of air pressure is one atmosphere, air pressure rises as the altitude increases and is measured in millibars or pascals.

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