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 Dictionary entry overview: What does low pressure mean? 

  The noun LOW PRESSURE has 1 sense:

1. an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation

  Familiarity information: LOW PRESSURE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1low pressure [BACK TO TOP]


An air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


low; low pressure; depression

Context example:

a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow

Hypernyms ("low pressure" is a kind of...):

air mass (a large body of air with uniform characteristics horizontally)

Holonyms ("low pressure" is a part of...):

cyclone ((meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low-pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern)

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