Definition of Dew point

1. Noun. The temperature at which the water vapor in the air becomes saturated and condensation begins.

Generic synonyms: Temperature, Saturation Point



Definition of Dew point

1. Noun. The temperature at which the air becomes saturated and water vapor condenses to form dew. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dew Point

devows
devs
devshirme
devulgarize
devulgarized
devulgarizes
devulgarizing
devvel
devvelled
devvels
dew
dew-fall
dew-point
dew drop
dew itch
dew point (current term)
dew points
dew water
dew worm
dewan
dewani
dewanis
dewannies
dewanny
dewans
dewar
dewarra
dewars
dewata
dewatas

Literary usage of Dew point

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Theory of Heat by Thomas Preston (1894)
"This is the method practised in all dew-point instruments. ... When the dew-point is known, the pressure / of the vapour in the air can be found at once. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1861)
"The same remark is applicable to the degree of the dew-point, ... There was an elevation of the dew-point in July, when it reached a maximum, 60.25. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1856)
"The following communications were read :— I. " On the Determination of the Dew-point by means of the Dry- and Wet-Bulb Thermometers." In a Letter of Lieut. ..."

4. Physiography by Rollin D. Salisbury (1907)
"begins to allow its water vapor to condense is the dew-point. ... It will be seen that the dew-point is not a fixed temperature, but is influenced by the ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1863)
"At lh 38m the readings of the Dry and Wet thermometers (aspirated) were 14°-2 and 10°-5, giving a dew-point temperature of —18°-1. ..."

6. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1881)
"All the dew-point curves he had seen rose gradually till about '2 pm, thus giving the highest dew-point, or greatest tension of vapour, about the same time ..."

7. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1899)
"The dew point is that point to which you must lower the current ... The dew point is an exceedingly simple thing—you have all seen evidence of it repeatedly ..."

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