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Definitions of pressure

  1. exert pressure on someone through threats Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit); "the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the state of urgently demanding notice or attention; "the press of business matters" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a force that compels; "the public brought pressure to bear on the government" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the somatic sensation of pressure; "the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. Electro-motive force. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The act of pressing, or the condition of being pressed; compression; a squeezing; a crushing; as, a pressure of the hand. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. A contrasting force or impulse of any kind; as, the pressure of poverty; the pressure of taxes; the pressure of motives on the mind; the pressure of civilization. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Affliction; distress; grievance. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Urgency; as, the pressure of business. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Impression; stamp; character impressed. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. The action of a force against some obstacle or opposing force; a force in the nature of a thrust, distributed over a surface, often estimated with reference to the upon a unit's area. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. A heavy bearing down or pushing against; force or weight acting against anything; a force which drives ahead; as, to work under pressure; burden; urgent or insistent demand; as, the pressure of work. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. A stress or force acting in any direction against resistance. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  18. Act of pressing: a squeezing: the state of being pressed: impulse: constraining force: that which presses or afflicts: difficulties: urgency: (physics) the action of force on something resisting it. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Act of pressing; state of being pressed; urgency; force. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. The act of pressing, or the state of being pressed; urgency; rush. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. The act of pressing; the state of being pressed; force of one body acting on another; a constraining force or impulse; anything which oppresses; straits, or the distress accruing; urgency; impression. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. The force of one body acting on another by weight only, or by the continued application of power; a constraining force or impulse; that which straitens; urgency; difficulties; an impression. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. Tension in plant tissue caused by the turgidity of the cells. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  24. [Latin] Tension in plant tissue caused by the turgidity of the cells (bot.). na
  25. The force experienced by a surface that is expressed in terms of force per unit area. Its SI unit is Pascal (a force of one newton on an area of one square metre) On the other hand, fluid pressure is expressed in pounds per square inch. thelawdictionary.org
  26. presh'[=u]r, n. act of pressing or squeezing: the state of being pressed: impulse: constraining force or influence: that which presses or afflicts: difficulties: urgency: strong demand: (physics) the action of force on something resisting it.--CENTRE OF PRESSURE (see CENTRE). [O. Fr.,--L. pressura--prem[)e]re, to press.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. The action of pressing. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  28. Exertion of continuous force, force so exerted, upon or against a body by another in contact with it; amount of this, expressed by the weight upon a unit area; atmospheric p. (of the atmosphere); affliction, oppression; trouble, embarrassment, as financial p.; urgency, as wrote hastily& under p.; constraining influence, as p. must be brought to bear upon him; high p., (orig.) p. higher than atmospheric (now indefinite, used esp. of compound engines in which steam is used at different pp. in different cylinders, so low p.), (fig.) high degree of activity, speed, &c., as working at high p., high-p. work. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. Force or stress exerted on a body, as by weight, tension, etc. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  30. (Mech.) A force counteracted by another force or forces so that no motion is produced. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  31. (Mech.) A stress or distributed force so exerted as to cause compression ; as atmospheric pressure, fluid pressure, etc. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  32. n. Act of pressing, or the condition of being pressed ;-the action of a force against some obstacle or opposing force ;-a constraining force or impulse ; - severe affliction, distress, calamity, straits, difficulties, embarrassments, or the distress they occasion ; urgency ;-impression ; stamp or character impressed. Cabinet Dictionary

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