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atmosphere

 [at´mos-fēr]
1. the entire gaseous envelope surrounding the earth and subject to the earth's gravitational field.
2. the air or climate in a particular place. adj., atmospher´ic.
3. a unit of pressure, being that exerted by the earth's atmosphere at sea level; equal to 1.01325 × 105pascals (approximately 760 mm Hg). Abbreviated atm.

at·mos·phere

(at'mŏs-fēr),
1. Any gas surrounding a given body; a gaseous medium.
See also: standard atmosphere, torr.
2. A unit of air pressure equal to 101.325 kPa.
See also: standard atmosphere, torr.
[atmo- + G. sphaira, sphere]

at·mos·phere

(at'mŏs-fēr)
1. Any gas surrounding a given body; a gaseous medium.
2. A unit of air pressure equal to 101.325 kPa.
See also: standard atmosphere
[atmo- + G. sphaira, sphere]

atmosphere

the gaseous envelope surrounding a particular body such as the earth, or the gaseous content of a given structure or container.

Atmosphere

A measurement of pressure. One atmosphere equals the pressure of air at sea level (14.7 pounds per square inch [psi]).
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At a 1,400F (760C) pouring temperature, the measured amount of porosity was 0.99% with solidification under 1 atm and 0.16% with solidification under 10 atm, for a porosity reduction of 84%.
The watch's diameter is 40 mm and is water-resistant 10 ATM or 330 feet.
In addition to the restaurants, the administration has also set up 10 ATMs within the mandi, 48 spots for offering prayers and toilets across the market.
Five more ATM machines will also be installed in a day or two as total 10 ATMs will be available for the customers, he added.