noun, Physics, Chemistry.
the pressure that a gas in a mixture of gases would exert if it occupied the same volume as the mixture at the same temperature.
the pressure that a gas, in a mixture of gases, would exert if it alone occupied the whole volume occupied by the mixture
partial pressure n.
The pressure that one component of a mixture of gases would exert if it were alone in a container.
- Partial product
noun 1. the result obtained when a number is multiplied by one digit of a multiplier partial product A product formed by multiplying the multiplicand by one digit of the multiplier when the multiplier has more than one digit. Partial products are used as intermediate steps in calculating larger products. For example, the product of […]
- Partial protein
noun any protein lacking one or more essential amino acids in correct proportions as necessary for good nutrition and health, true of many plant foods; also called incomplete protein See complete protein See incomplete protein Usage Note cooking
- Partial reinforcement
noun 1. (psychol) the process of randomly rewarding an organism for making a response on only some of the occasions it makes it
- Partial response maximum likelihood
storage (PRML) A method for converting the weak analog signal from the head of a magnetic disk drive into a digital signal. PRML attempts to correctly interpret even small changes in the analog signal, whereas peak detection relies on fixed thresholds. Because PRML can correctly decode a weaker signal it allows higher density recording. For […]