Definition of Humidity

1. Noun. Wetness in the atmosphere.

Exact synonyms: Humidness
Generic synonyms: Wetness
Specialized synonyms: Mugginess
Derivative terms: Humid, Humidify, Humid



Definition of Humidity

1. n. Moisture; dampness; a moderate degree of wetness, which is perceptible to the eye or touch; -- used especially of the atmosphere, or of anything which has absorbed moisture from the atmosphere, as clothing.

Definition of Humidity

1. Noun. dampness, especially that of the air. ¹

2. Noun. the amount of water vapour in the air. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Humidity

1. moisture of the air [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Humidity

1. Moisture; dampness; a moderate degree of wetness, which is perceptible to the eye or touch; used especially of the atmosphere, or of anything which has absorbed moisture from the atmosphere, as clothing. In hygrometrical reports (as of the United States Signal Service) complete saturation of the air is designated by Humidity 100, and its partial saturation by smaller numbers. Origin: Cf. F. Humidite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Humidity

humider
humidest
humidex
humidexes
humidification
humidifications
humidified
humidifier
humidifiers
humidifies
humidify
humidifying
humidistat
humidistats
humidities
humidity (current term)
humidly
humidness
humidnesses
humidor
humidors
humification
humifications
humified
humifies
humifuse
humify
humifying
humiliant
humiliate

Literary usage of Humidity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1881)
"I may almost say, that no one need be told that air or the atmosphere at every temperature has its own absolute humidity of saturation, and although tables ..."

2. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1901)
"Low humidity and High Temperature.—A correspondent in Jamaica recently wrote stating that he wanted "to find out what was the relative humidity of the ..."

3. Modern Geography for High Schools by Rollin D. Salisbury, Harlan Harland Barrows, Walter Sheldon Tower (1913)
"humidity Absolute and relative humidity. The amount of moisture which the air contains is its absolute humidity. The percentage of moisture which air ..."

4. Modern Geography for High Schools by Rollin D. Salisbury, Harlan Harland Barrows, Walter Sheldon Tower (1913)
"Thus the higher the temperature the greater the amount of water vapor necessary for saturation. humidity and relative humidity. The amount of moisture the ..."

5. The Journal of Home Economics by American Home Economics Association (1915)
"INDOOR humidity L. R INGERSOLL Associate Professor of Physics, University of Wisconsin It is a commonly recognized fact that the air in our houses is too ..."

6. Handbook of Climatology by Julius von Hann (1903)
"As the relative humidity usually varies greatly during the day, it is necessary, ... It is also important to include the minima of the humidity. ..."

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