Definition of Standard atmosphere
1. Noun. A unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade.
Generic synonyms: Pressure Unit
Specialized synonyms: S.t.p., Stp
Medical Definition of Standard atmosphere
1. The pressure of the atmosphere at mean sea level, equivalent to 1,013,250 dynes/cm2 or 101,325 Pa (N/m2 in the SI system), a standardised expression of the relation of barometric pressure, temperature, and other atmospheric variables as a function of altitude above sea level. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Standard atmosphere
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1. Applied Aerodynamics by Leonard Bairstow (1920)
"The corresponding quantities for a standard atmosphere are taken from a tablt in ... TABLE 20. Atmosphere in convective equilibrium. standard atmosphere. ..."
2. HVAC and Chemical Resistance Handbook for the Engineer and Architect: A ...by Tom Arimes by Tom Arimes (1994)
"Table 11.4.1 US standard atmosphere, 1962 standard atmosphere The standard atmosphere of Table 11.4.1 is a revised US standard atmosphere, adapted by the ..."
3. Elements of Wave Motion Relating to Sound and Light: A Text Book Prepared by Peter Smith Michie (1882)
"Pressure of a standard atmosphere. Let p be the pressure of the atmosphere when the barometric column corresponds to 76cm., the mercurial density being ..."