pressure, pressure level, force per unit area(noun)
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"
a force that compels
"the public brought pressure to bear on the government"
press, pressure, pressing(noun)
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"
imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressure(noun)
the state of demanding notice or attention
"the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters"
pressure, pressure sensation(noun)
the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin
"the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal"
an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress
atmospheric pressure, air pressure, pressure(verb)
the pressure exerted by the atmosphere
coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force(verb)
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"
blackmail, blackjack, pressure(verb)
exert pressure on someone through threats
The amount of force that is applied over a given area divided by the size of this area.
A pressing; a force applied to a surface.
Apply pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding.
Mental strain caused by one's own or others' expectations on one's own performance
To encourage or heavily exert force or influence.
Do not let anyone pressure you into buying something you do not want.
the act of pressing, or the condition of being pressed; compression; a squeezing; a crushing; as, a pressure of the hand
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
affliction; distress; grievance
urgency; as, the pressure of business
impression; stamp; character impressed
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
Origin: [OF., fr. L. pressura, fr. premere. See 4th Press.]
Pressure is the ratio of force to the area over which that force is distributed. Pressure is force per unit area applied in a direction perpendicular to the surface of an object. Gauge pressure is the pressure relative to the local atmospheric or ambient pressure. Pressure is measured in any unit of force divided by any unit of area. The SI unit of pressure is which is called the pascal after the seventeenth-century philosopher and scientist Blaise Pascal. A pressure of 1 Pa is small; it approximately equals the pressure exerted by a dollar bill resting flat on a table. Everyday pressures are often stated in kilopascals.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
presh′ūr, 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—premĕre, to press.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A type of stress exerted uniformly in all directions. Its measure is the force exerted per unit area. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
Force or stress exerted directly against any surface. Its dimensions are force/area or ((M*L)/(T^2)) / (L^2) = M/(L* (T^2)).
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'pressure' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #828
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'pressure' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1037
Rank popularity for the word 'pressure' in Nouns Frequency: #280
The numerical value of pressure in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of pressure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Pressure? This is just a football match. When you do not know how to feed your children, that is pressure.
There's no pressure in baseball. Pressure is when the doctor is getting ready to cut you, take your heart out, and put it on a table.
There is domestic pressure, the diplomatic pressure plus internal rifts within Fidesz, and the government is visibly not able to handle this pile of conflicts efficiently.
A proactive person needs no pressure to perform and an ineffective person offloads his pressure onto others to deform the positive work culture of the system. So practically, a progressive organization knows that no pressure environment plays a pivotal role to increase the productivity or proficiency of its workforce.
The gripper has got a sensor inside it so it can sense the pressure of the vacuum tubes as they close around the fruit. And by only applying a vacuum to the ones that gripped, the ones where there's a seal, we can spread the pressure across the fruit so we're not bruising it but we still apply a consistent pressure that allows us to pick up heavier objects.
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- stressi, paineFinnish
- èiginnScottish Gaelic
- nyomás, levegőnyomásHungarian
- 壓力, 압력Korean
- pressūra, pressiōLatin
- притисок, пресијаMacedonian
- trykkNorwegian Nynorsk
- ciśnienie, naciskPolish
- ఒత్తిడి, పీడనంTelugu
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