# What is the Unit of Pressure?

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

The SI unit for pressure is the pascal (Pa). The pressure of one-newton meter newton per square meter (N/m2, or kg·m−1·s−2) is defined as one pascal.

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## Answer: The unit of pressure is Pascal (Pa).

Pressure is defined as the amount of force applied perpendicular to the surface of an object per unit area. Its formula is (P = Force/Area). Pressure is a scalar quantity as it has no direction. The name of this unit was added in 1971 and prior to that it was known as newtons per square meter.

The SI unit of atmospheric pressure is Pascal. The unit of pressure in the CGS system is Barye (Ba).

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## What is the Unit of Pressure?

The unit of pressure is Pascal (Pa). Its dimension is represented by M L−1 T−2. Pressure can also be referred to as standard atmospheric pressure.

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