What does pressure mean?

Definitions for pressure
ˈprɛʃ ərpres·sure

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pressure, pressure level, force per unit areanoun

    the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)

    "the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure"

  2. pressurenoun

    a force that compels

    "the public brought pressure to bear on the government"

  3. press, pressure, pressingnoun

    the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure

    "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button"

  4. imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressurenoun

    the state of demanding notice or attention

    "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters"

  5. pressure, pressure sensationnoun

    the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin

    "the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal"

  6. pressurenoun

    an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress

  7. atmospheric pressure, air pressure, pressureverb

    the pressure exerted by the atmosphere

  8. coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, forceverb

    to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"

    "He squeezed her for information"

  9. blackmail, blackjack, pressureverb

    exert pressure on someone through threats

Wiktionary

  1. pressurenoun

    The amount of force that is applied over a given area divided by the size of this area.

    Units

  2. pressurenoun

    A pressing; a force applied to a surface.

    Apply pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding.

  3. pressurenoun

    Mental strain caused by one's own or others' expectations on one's own performance

  4. pressureverb

    To encourage or heavily exert force or influence.

    Do not let anyone pressure you into buying something you do not want.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pressurenoun

    the act of pressing, or the condition of being pressed; compression; a squeezing; a crushing; as, a pressure of the hand

    Etymology: [OF., fr. L. pressura, fr. premere. See 4th Press.]

  2. Pressurenoun

    a contrasting force or impulse of any kind; as, the pressure of poverty; the pressure of taxes; the pressure of motives on the mind; the pressure of civilization

    Etymology: [OF., fr. L. pressura, fr. premere. See 4th Press.]

  3. Pressurenoun

    affliction; distress; grievance

    Etymology: [OF., fr. L. pressura, fr. premere. See 4th Press.]

  4. Pressurenoun

    urgency; as, the pressure of business

    Etymology: [OF., fr. L. pressura, fr. premere. See 4th Press.]

  5. Pressurenoun

    impression; stamp; character impressed

    Etymology: [OF., fr. L. pressura, fr. premere. See 4th Press.]

  6. Pressurenoun

    the action of a force against some obstacle or opposing force; a force in the nature of a thrust, distributed over a surface, often estimated with reference to the upon a unit's area

    Etymology: [OF., fr. L. pressura, fr. premere. See 4th Press.]

Freebase

  1. Pressure

    Pressure is the ratio of force to the area over which that force is distributed. Pressure is force per unit area applied in a direction perpendicular to the surface of an object. Gauge pressure is the pressure relative to the local atmospheric or ambient pressure. Pressure is measured in any unit of force divided by any unit of area. The SI unit of pressure is which is called the pascal after the seventeenth-century philosopher and scientist Blaise Pascal. A pressure of 1 Pa is small; it approximately equals the pressure exerted by a dollar bill resting flat on a table. Everyday pressures are often stated in kilopascals.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pressure

    presh′ūr, n. act of pressing or squeezing: the state of being pressed: impulse: constraining force or influence: that which presses or afflicts: difficulties: urgency: strong demand: (physics) the action of force on something resisting it.—Centre of pressure (see Centre). [O. Fr.,—L. pressurapremĕre, to press.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Pressure

    A type of stress exerted uniformly in all directions. Its measure is the force exerted per unit area. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Pressure

    Force or stress exerted directly against any surface. Its dimensions are force/area or ((M*L)/(T^2)) / (L^2) = M/(L* (T^2)).

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pressure' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #828

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pressure' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1037

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pressure' in Nouns Frequency: #280

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pressure in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pressure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of pressure in a Sentence

  1. Captain Carli Lloyd:

    We wanted to come out hard and strong from the start ... the more pressure we put China under the more they coughed the ball up, i think we're going to be flying next game.

  2. Chief Executive Ulrich Spiesshofer:

    I think we will be through the process in 2016. But we are not under time pressure. The division is making money. In 2016 we will reach the lower end of the EBITA( margin) target range of 8-12 percent.

  3. Hua Chunying:

    I believe it doesn't make any sense for the U.S. to exercise its campaign of maximum pressure at this time. It's pointless to tell others to take medication when you're the one who is sick.

  4. Chief Financial Officer Jon Moeller:

    This time it will be less than that because many of our internationally domiciled competitors..aren't seeing the full extent of the pressure that we are seeing.

  5. Michael Breus:

    That curvature of your spine is actually going cause direct pressure on the lower part of your vertebrae, over the course of time, it can cause low back pain.

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