humidity, absolute


humidity, absolute
   The moisture content by weight per unit volume of air [16].

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  • Humidity — is the amount of water vapor in the air. In daily language the term humidity is normally taken to mean relative humidity. Relative humidity is defined as the ratio of the partial pressure of water vapor in a parcel of air to the saturated vapor… …   Wikipedia

  • humidity — n 1. humidness, dampness, moisture, dew, damp, wetness, wateriness, sogginess; mugginess, sultriness, steaminess, dankness, clamminess; steam, mist, fog, vapor. 2. relative humidity, absolute humidity, dew point …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Humidity — Hu*mid i*ty, n. [Cf. F. humidit[ e].] 1. Moisture; dampness; a moderate degree of wetness, which is perceptible to the eye or touch; used especially of the atmosphere, or of anything which has absorbed moisture from the atmosphere, as clothing.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • absolute humidity — n the amount of water vapor present in a unit volume of air compare RELATIVE HUMIDITY * * * the actual amount of vapor in the atmosphere expressed in weight per unit volume …   Medical dictionary

  • absolute humidity — n. the mass of water vapor in a specified volume of air, usually measured in grams per cubic meter: cf. RELATIVE HUMIDITY …   English World dictionary

  • humidity — [hyo͞o mid′ə tē, yo͞omid′ə tē] n. pl. humidities [ME humydite < OFr humidite < LL humiditas < L humidus: see HUMID] 1. moistness; dampness 2. the amount or degree of moisture in the air: see ABSOLUTE HUMIDITY, RELATIVE HUMIDITY …   English World dictionary

  • absolute humidity — noun : the amount of vapor actually present in the air usually expressed in grams per cubic meter or grains per cubic foot * * * the mass of water vapor present in a unit volume of moist air. Cf. dew point, mixing ratio, relative humidity,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • humidity — /hyooh mid i tee/ or, often, /yooh /, n. 1. humid condition; moistness; dampness. 2. See relative humidity. 3. an uncomfortably high amount of relative humidity: It s not the heat, it s the humidity that tires me out. [1350 1400; ME humydite < L… …   Universalium

  • absolute air humidity — absoliučioji oro drėgmė statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Vandens garų masė (gramais) vienetiniame oro tūryje. atitikmenys: angl. absolute air humidity; humidity by volume vok. absolute Luftfeuchtigkeit, f rus.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • absolute air humidity — absoliučioji oro drėgmė statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Vandens garų masė, padalyta iš dujų mišinio arba oro tūrio. Matavimo vienetas – kilogramas kubiniam metrui (kg/m³). atitikmenys: angl. absolute air humidity;… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas