water vapor

wa·ter va·por
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er vey-per]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈveɪ pər/
    • /ˈwɔːtə(r) ˈveɪ.pər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er vey-per]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈveɪ pər/

Definitions of water vapor words

  • noun water vapor a dispersion, in air, of molecules of water, especially as produced by evaporation at ambient temperatures rather than by boiling. Compare steam (def 2). 1
  • noun water vapor water in the form of a gas; steam 0
  • noun water vapor water in a gaseous state, especially when diffused in the atmosphere. 0
  • noun water vapor steam. 0

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Origin of water vapor

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
First recorded in 1875-80

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Parts of speech for Water vapor


water vapor popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

water vapor usage trend in Literature

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