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Dew point   /du pɔɪnt/   Listen
Dew point

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






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"Dew point" Quotes from Famous Books



... observations, made at night, showed the ground at a short distance below the surface to be always hotter than the air over it, and it was thought that so long as this excess is sufficient to keep the temperature of the surface of the ground above the dew point of the air, it will, if moist, give off vapor, and it will be this rising vapor that will condense on the grass and form dew, and not the vapor that was previously ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 530, February 27, 1886 • Various



Words linked to "Dew point" :   saturation point, temperature



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