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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. Scott Cyrway:

    We're forcing someone to do something when we don't really have to.

  2. Marc Short:

    You are forcing us to live with this, but you are getting an exemption.

  3. David Balto:

    There's a lot of political pressure that's sort of forcing their hands.

  4. Carole Burnett:

    Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head.

  5. Josh Hawley:

    I support forcing insurance companies to cover all pre-existing conditions.

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