One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A condition of the atmosphere in which the pressure is below average (e.g. in a depression)‘areas of low pressure almost always bring rain’
- ‘During the summer season, a center of low pressure develops over the western part of India because of the intense heating of the landmass, while high pressure develops over the relatively cool Indian Ocean.’
- ‘Light-ice years are associated with more low-pressure activity in the East Siberian Sea.’
- ‘If we get low pressure, a west wind and a spring tide the flooding will occur again.’
- ‘At the same time the cold air moving southwards behind the low-pressure centre is losing height.’
- ‘The first thing is, remember, a hurricane is just an area of extremely low pressure, and there's a lot of circulation around that center of low pressure.’
2Physical pressure that is lower than a standard or average pressure.‘the locomotive stores hydrogen in a tank that can hold over 5000 litres at low pressure’
1Characterized by or exhibiting atmospheric pressure that is below average.‘low-pressure systems across the Alps’
2Involving a small or limited degree of physical pressure.‘a low-pressure nozzle is recommended’
3Involving a low level of exertion, difficulty, or responsibility; not likely to cause stress or anxiety.‘working as a lawyer in the City is hardly a relaxing, low-pressure job’‘her low-pressure style of teaching’
- 3.1 Employing a low degree of persuasion.‘a seminar in low-pressure sales tactics’
- 3.1 Employing a low degree of persuasion.
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