What Is PSI? - Definition of Unit

What Does PSI Stand For?

PSI is a common unit of pressure.
PSI is a common unit of pressure. Ryan Etter / Getty Images

PSI Definition: PSI is a unit of pressure expressed in pounds of force per square inch of area. It stands for Pounds per Square Inch.

1 PSI = 6894 Pascals = 0.070 atmospheres = 51.715 torr

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