What Is PSI? Definition of Unit

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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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