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.

Exact synonyms: Atm, Atmosphere, Standard Pressure
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)

Standard Atmosphere Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Standard Atmosphere Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Standard Atmosphere

stand to
stand to reason
stand up
stand up against
stand up for
stand up to
stand watch
standard atmosphere (current term)
standard candle
standard candles
standard cell
standard deviation
standard deviations
standard dosing
standard electrode potential
standard electrode potentials
standard error
standard error of difference
standard error of the mean
standard errors
standard fare
standard gauge

Literary usage of Standard atmosphere

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

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 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 ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Standard atmosphere

Search for Standard atmosphere on!Search for Standard atmosphere on!Search for Standard atmosphere on Google!Search for Standard atmosphere on Wikipedia!