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# Why is temperature countable but humidity is not?

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###### 2013-11-26 21:17:17

The word humidity does have a plural, humidities, but the state of "being humid" itself is uncountable. What we actually measure as humidity is the relative humidity, comparing it to the maximum possible at that pressure and temperature. Referring to these measurements as "relative humidities" would not be grammatically incorrect, but you could also use the singular just as well.

("We're going to compare the relative humidity in Texas and Oklahoma.")

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## Related Questions

yes when the temperature is high the humidity decreases and when temperature is low the humidity increases.

there is no affect of humidity by its temperature!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Temperature and Humidity are inversly related. As temperature of air increases , Relative humidity in the air decreases or viceversa.

By marriage. Humidity and temperature are related. The maximum absolute humidity increases with temperature and pressure (up to the boiling point).

Humidity is separate from temperature, and "should" is ambiguous in this case.

You don't. Humidity and temperature are not the same thing. Humidity will change with temperature however. The hotter the air is the more moisture it can hold, at 100% humidity the air can hold no more moisture. let's say it is 20C and 100% humidity. If the temperature then climbs to 30C the humidity will drop as the air's capacity to hold moisture has increased.

Temperature is lowered. Humidity is increased in a cold front.

Temperature affects relative humidity because the colder the temperature the less moisture the air can hold, therefor giving you a lower relative humidity

It is either: Temperature and humidity vary but pressure does not, or, Temperature, humidity, and pressure are basically the same all through an air mass.

"its not the heat , its the humidity" usually means it is the the humidity that cools your body temperature down .

Relative humidity expresses a percentage of humidity in the air to the maximum amount of humidity that could be in the air. For example: when the temperature rises the air will be able to hold much more humidity so the relative humidity will drop.

Temperature is relative to the humidity of the surrounding.

No. Relative humidity is dependent on temperature. And air pressure. BLABLABLA IM A UNICORN

relative humidity is the amount of moisture that air can hold in a certain temperature

temperature is how hot or cold it is in a general area.humidity is how much moisture is in the air.

Relative humidity refers to the amount of water vapor present in air. As temperature increases, the relative humidity goes down, hence it is dependent on air temperature.

The average humidity on the moon is about 13 grams. The humidity on the moon is not affected by the temperature.

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