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Wiktionary

  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

Webster Dictionary

  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

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. Dean Gordon Brown:

    Engineering is not merely knowing and being knowledgeable, like a walking encyclopedia; engineering is not merely analysis; engineering is not merely the possession of the capacity to get elegant solutions to non-existent engineering problems; engineering is practicing the art of the organized forcing of technological change... Engineers operate at the interface between science and society...

  2. Mullah Abdul Niazi:

    Their (Mansour's) armed men are raiding ?in different places in Afghanistan and forcing their rivals to announce allegiance to Mansour.

  3. Maryna Berozy:

    First impression: it was really scary when we woke up at 5 a.m. hearing explosions. It was an animal fear forcing you to run somewhere, but you don’t know where.

  4. Mitchell Taylor:

    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.

  5. Greg Gutfeld:

    He’s doing a heroic deed. He’s taking what we say on ‘The Five’ and dragging it into to his world and forcing them to hear our common sense.

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