A pressure below that of the existing atmospheric pressure taken as a zero reference. ( 081)
Less than atmospheric pressure.
A pressure below that of the surrounding atomspheric pressure at a specific point; a partial vacuum.
Pressure less than that of the ambient atmosphere.
Pulling pressure exerted in the dialysate compartment that causes excess water to be pulled from the blood compartment of the dialyzer across to the dialysate compartment.
A pressure below atmospheric pressure; below 14.7psi absolute. Very low pressures are usually measured by a manometer. See Inches of Water.
Pressure in a space which causes an inflow of air.
Air will move into the space from outside the space where the pressure is higher.
A relative pressure that is below atmospheric pressure.
Vacuum or suction.
Condition that exists when less air is supplied to a space than is exhausted from the space, so the air pressure within that space is less than that in surrounding areas. Under this condition, if an opening exists, air will flow from surrounding areas into the negatively pressurized space.
Pressure that is less than the pressure in the local environment, syn vacuum.
Condition in a building where the inside pressure is less than the outside pressure. This is often caused by kitchen fans that draw inside air out of the house, and it can effect stove or fireplace performance.
Pressure is defined in terms of a force applied over an area. In many physics problems we consider idealised situations; typically a single, positive ("pushing") force acting on a surface. For example, an ideal gas is modelled as particles (eg. air molecules) that strike (and elastically bounce away from) the walls of its container.