Science / Chemistry / Torr: A unit of pressure, defined so that 760 Torr is exactly 1 atmosphere. A Torr is equivalent to 1 mm Hg on barometer readings taken at 0°C; at other temperatures, the conversion from mm Hg to Torr is approximately p(Torr) = p(mm Hg) × (1 - 1.8×10-4t), where t is in °C.

Torrens System

Business / Real Estate / Torrens System: A method of evidencing title by registration with the proper public authority, generally called the registrar, named for its founder, Sir Robert Torrens, an Australian who developed the system in 1857 MORE


Science / Psychiatry / Galactorrhea: (ga-lak-to-re-ah) An excessive flow of breast milk in men or women. This is sometimes a side-effect of antipsychotic medications. MORE


Life Style / Wine Grapes / Torrette: (No other details as yet other than this variety is grown in the Valle d'Aosta region of Italy and used to create a dry red wine.) MORE


Life Style / Wine Grapes / Torrontés: Fragrant white-wine grape cépage widely grown in Argentina: and also in Chile where it is known as Moscatel de Austria. Thought to have been imported early in the 20th century by Basque winemakers fr MORE

Severe Thunderstorm

Science / Weather / Severe Thunderstorm: A thunderstorm with winds measuring 50 knots (58 mph) or greater, 3/4 inch hail or larger, or tornadoes. Severe thunderstorms may also produce torrential rain and frequent lightning. MORE

Low Latitudes

Science / Weather / Low Latitudes: The latitude belt between 30 and 0 degrees North and South of the equator. Also referred to as the tropical or torrid region. MORE