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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. Nancy Pelosi:

    Enough is enough, every day, the epidemic of gun violence inflicts a devastating toll in communities in every corner of our country, forcing far too many to endure heartbreak and tragedy.

  2. Marc Maron:

    Sadly, I knew what most people knew : There was a story out there, I guess going back several years, there were unnamed people in the story, it took place in a hotel room in Aspen. It was always out there, but then it would pick up momentum at different times, and I would ask Comedian Louis . about it. I would say, ‘ This story about you forcing these women to watch you jerk off, what is that, is that true ? ’ Comedian Louis . goes, ‘ No, it’s not true. It’s not real. It’s a rumor. ’ And I would say, ‘ Well, are you going to address it somehow ? Handle it ? Get out from under it whenever it shows up ? ’ ‘ Comedian Louis . ca n’t, I ca n’t do that. I ca n’t give it life, give it air. ’ That was the conversation.

  3. Ryan Maupin:

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

  4. Wang Yanhui:

    For the first time, the settlement is forcing domestic manufacturers to recognize the value of IP (intellectual property) and consider how to use it strategically, which companies do in the West, that's the real significance of the (Qualcomm) settlement.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    To love with all your heart is forcing yourself to go beyond the physical attributes and focus on something much bigger.

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