Definitions for pressure
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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"
a force that compels
"the public brought pressure to bear on the government"
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"
imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressurenoun
the state of demanding notice or attention
"the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters"
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"
an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress
atmospheric pressure, air pressure, pressureverb
the pressure exerted by the atmosphere
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"
blackmail, blackjack, pressureverb
exert pressure on someone through threats
The amount of force that is applied over a given area divided by the size of this area.
A pressing; a force applied to a surface.
Apply pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding.
Mental strain caused by one's own or others' expectations on one's own performance
To encourage or heavily exert force or influence.
Do not let anyone pressure you into buying something you do not want.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from press.
The inequality of the pressure of parts appeareth in this; that if you take a body of stone, and another of wood of the same magnitude and shape, and throw them with equal force, you cannot throw the wood so far as the stone. Francis Bacon.
Although the glasses were a little convex, yet this transparent spot was of a considerable breadth, which breadth seemed principally to proceed from the yielding inwards of the parts of the glasses, by reason of their mutual pressure. Newton.
The blood flows through the vessels by the excess of the force of the heart above the incumbent pressure, which in fat people is excessive. Arbuthnot.
A wise father ingenuously confessed, that those, which persuaded pressure of consciences, were commonly interested therein. Francis Bacon, Essays.
Mine own and my people’s pressures are grievous, and peace would be very pleasing. Charles I .
The genuine price of lands in England would be twenty years purchase, were it not for accidental pressures under which it labours. Josiah Child, Discourse of Trade.
To this consideration he retreats, in the midst of all his pressures, with comfort; in this thought, notwithstanding the sad afflictions with which he was overwhelmed, he mightily exults. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.
Excellent was the advice of Elephas to Job, in the midst of his great troubles and pressures, acquaint thyself now with God, and be at peace. Francis Atterbury.
From my memory
I’ll wipe away all trivial fond records,
All saws of books, all forms, all pressures past,
That youth and observation copy’d there. William Shakespeare.
Pressure (symbol: p or P) is the force applied perpendicular to the surface of an object per unit area over which that force is distributed.: 445 Gauge pressure (also spelled gage pressure) is the pressure relative to the ambient pressure. Various units are used to express pressure. Some of these derive from a unit of force divided by a unit of area; the SI unit of pressure, the pascal (Pa), for example, is one newton per square metre (N/m2); similarly, the pound-force per square inch (psi, symbol lbf/in2) is the traditional unit of pressure in the imperial and U.S. customary systems. Pressure may also be expressed in terms of standard atmospheric pressure; the atmosphere (atm) is equal to this pressure, and the torr is defined as 1⁄760 of this. Manometric units such as the centimetre of water, millimetre of mercury, and inch of mercury are used to express pressures in terms of the height of column of a particular fluid in a manometer.
Pressure is the force exerted per unit area on a surface. It is the measure of how much force is distributed over a given area. Mathematically, pressure is calculated as the ratio of force to the surface area it is applied on.
the act of pressing, or the condition of being pressed; compression; a squeezing; a crushing; as, a pressure of the hand
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
affliction; distress; grievance
urgency; as, the pressure of business
impression; stamp; character impressed
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.]
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
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. pressura—premĕre, to press.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
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
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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Rank popularity for the word 'pressure' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #828
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Rank popularity for the word 'pressure' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1037
Rank popularity for the word 'pressure' in Nouns Frequency: #280
The numerical value of pressure in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of pressure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you'd be more productive.
Like I said before, you never know what next week can bring. Maybe I'll have a bad day. Maybe my opponent will play unbelievable, but if I go out there and play my best, then I have no pressure. I think the only pressure that comes to me is the pressure I put on myself. I try not to think about the press, the fans, and anything.
Pressure? This is just a football match. When you do not know how to feed your children, that is pressure.
Iran will never negotiate under pressure ... We will never yield to America's pressure and we will not negotiate from a position of weakness. America's 'maximum pressure' towards Iran is doomed to failure, securing peace and stability in the sensitive region of Middle East and in the Persian Gulf is impossible without Iran's help.
The gripper has got a sensor inside it so it can sense the pressure of the vacuum tubes as they close around the fruit. And by only applying a vacuum to the ones that gripped, the ones where there's a seal, we can spread the pressure across the fruit so we're not bruising it but we still apply a consistent pressure that allows us to pick up heavier objects.
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- ال, ضغطArabic
- paine, stressiFinnish
- èiginnScottish Gaelic
- nyomás, levegőnyomásHungarian
- 壓力, 압력Korean
- pressūra, pressiōLatin
- пресија, притисокMacedonian
- trykkNorwegian Nynorsk
- nacisk, ciśnieniePolish
- పీడనం, ఒత్తిడిTelugu
- áp lựcVietnamese
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