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Wiktionary

  1. forcing(Noun)

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

  2. forcing(Noun)

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

  3. forcing(Noun)

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

  4. forcing(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forcing

    of Force

  2. Forcing(noun)

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

  3. Forcing(noun)

    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

Freebase

  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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  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.

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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. Ryan Maupin:

    That is the concern. The uncertainty is forcing companies to draw down the revolvers now.

  2. Brian Wise:

    By shutting down the bank accounts of these legally operating businesses, what they're actually doing is forcing these businesses to deal solely in cash, which is completely opposite of what they have said their intention is, it's a whole lot easier to launder money with cash than having to go through a financial institution.

  3. Xavier VanHove:

    But, here's the silver lining. This is actually forcing them to look at systems harder than they otherwise might. So this difficult, long and tedious exercise will eventually make RBS a much better and more efficient bank.

  4. Donald Trump:

    What can be simpler or more accurately stated? The Mexican Government is forcing their most unwanted people into the United States. They are, in many cases, criminals, drug dealers, rapists.

  5. Anthon St Maarten:

    Until one nation ceases its attempts to dominate another, there will never be true freedom. Until one religion relinquishes its quest to prove its god superior to that of another, there shall never be world peace. We will never truly prosper or experience lasting harmony, until we refrain from preaching the gospel of our own moral values and our personal preferences by forcing it upon others.

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