# Definitions for forcingforc·ing

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1. forcingnoun

The net flux of energy in or out of a system; the net change in an energy balance.

2. forcingnoun

The art of raising plants at an earlier season than is normal, especially by using a hotbed

3. forcingnoun

An extension in the development time of an underexposed negative in order to bring out detail

4. forcingnoun

A technique used to prove the consistency of certain axioms in set theory

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1. Forcing

of Force

2. Forcingnoun

the accomplishing of any purpose violently, precipitately, prematurely, or with unusual expedition

3. Forcingnoun

the art of raising plants, flowers, and fruits at an earlier season than the natural one, as in a hitbed or by the use of artificial heat

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1. Forcing

In the mathematical discipline of set theory, forcing is a technique invented by Paul Cohen for proving consistency and independence results. It was first used, in 1963, to prove the independence of the axiom of choice and the continuum hypothesis from Zermelo–Fraenkel set theory. Forcing was considerably reworked and simplified in the 1960s, and has proven to be an extremely powerful technique both within set theory and in areas of mathematical logic such as recursion theory. Descriptive set theory uses both the notion of forcing from recursion theory as well as set theoretic forcing. Forcing has also been used in model theory but it is common in model theory to define genericity directly without mention of forcing.

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1. forcing

The operation of making a bullet take the grooves of a rifle. This was formerly effected in various ways, by flattening the bullet in its seat with the ramrod, by using a patch, etc. (See Projectiles, Bullets.) The term is not much used at the present day.

### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of forcing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of forcing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

### Examples of forcing in a Sentence

1. The policies he endorsed were not standard liberal ideas, but reflected the fact that the far-left is now in control of the Democratic Party and they are committed to forcing through their plans to empower the federal government at the expense of the American people, look, the fundamental question is ‘Do you want to live in a world, and do you want your kids to grow up in a world, where the United States sets the rules of the road basically with our allies who believe in freedom, or do you want to live in a world that's controlled by a global surveillance state?'.

2. I definitely think they could've had stronger messaging, i think we all have to be better at forcing people to the table, rather than allowing people to roam with the opposition.

3. As many as two in three New Yorkers are breathing unhealthy levels of smog, the court's decision is a major win for New Yorkers and our public health, forcing the Trump EPA to follow the law.

4. I was not forcing anyone to go at all, i’m the mama bear, and I really look out for everybody, not just the cheerleaders. It’s a big family. We respect each other and our craft. It’s such a supportive environment for these ladies.

5. While the Dash for the Cash may have been well-intentioned, it only underscores the fact that educators don’t have the resources necessary to meet the needs of their students, as a state, we shouldn’t be forcing teachers to crawl around on an ice rink to get the money they need to fund their classrooms.

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## Translations for forcing

• zwingen
• forzando

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