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)).
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Rank popularity for the word 'Pressure' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #828
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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
Examples of Pressure in a Sentence
Neither side will be brought to its knees – which is one reason to think the trade dispute could drag on, for China's part, its leaders will be determined not to be seen to back down to foreign pressure.
Oh, if only I knew back when it begin what was going to happen…perhaps the pressure of knowing would have been too much to bear.
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.
There is going to be pressure on the participants in the meeting to ensure they achieve something. Otherwise they risk the support-market sentiment that we are seeing now dissipate rapidly.
We will continue to meet our responsibility -- we will do what we must to raise inflation and inflation expectations as fast as possible, If on its current trajectory our policy is not effective enough to achieve this ... we would step up the pressure and broaden even more the channels through which we intervene.
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- ضغط, الArabic
- stressi, paineFinnish
- èiginnScottish Gaelic
- nyomás, levegőnyomásHungarian
- 壓力, 압력Korean
- pressūra, pressiōLatin
- притисок, пресијаMacedonian
- trykkNorwegian Nynorsk
- ciśnienie, naciskPolish
- ఒత్తిడి, పీడనంTelugu
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