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Bourdon gauge:see pressurepressure,
in mechanics, ratio of the force acting on a surface to the area of the surface; it is thus distinct from the total force acting on a surface. A force can be applied to and sustained by a single point on a solid.
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A pressure gauge containing a curved metal tube which tends to straighten when subject to internal pressure; this movement is translated into readings on a graduated dial.