pressure-gradient force(redirected from Pressure gradient force)
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pressure-gradient force[′presh·ər ¦grād·ē·ənt ‚fȯrs]
The force due to differences of pressure within the atmosphere; it usually refers only to the horizontal component of the force. Also known as pressure force.
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