Pressure

  • 1 Pressure — Pres sure (?; 138), n. [OF., fr. L. pressura, fr. premere. See 4th {Press}.] 1. The act of pressing, or the condition of being pressed; compression; a squeezing; a crushing; as, a pressure of the hand. [1913 Webster] 2. A contrasting force or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 pressure — UK US /ˈpreʃər/ noun [C or U] ► a situation in which someone tries to make someone else do something by arguing, persuading, etc.: »public/political pressure »The guidelines were imposed under pressure from Congress. ► a difficult situation, or… …

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  • 4 Pressure On — «Pressure On» Сингл Роджер Тэйлор из альбома Electric Fire Сторона «А» Pressure On Сторона «Б» People On Streets (Mashed Mix) Tonight (Dub Sangria Mix) (на 7 винилах и CD синглах) Dear Mr. Murdoch Keep A Knockin (The Independent Man Utd.… …

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  • 5 pressure — [presh′ər] n. [OFr < L pressura, a pressing (LL(Ec), oppression, affliction) < pressus, pp. of premere, to PRESS1] 1. a pressing or being pressed; compression; squeezing 2. a condition of distress; oppression; affliction 3. a sense… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 pressure — [n1] physical force, weight burden, compressing, compression, crushing, encumbrance, heaviness, load, mass, shear, squeeze, squeezing, strain, strength, stress, tension, thrust; concepts 641,734 pressure [n2] demand, difficulty adversity,… …

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  • 7 pressure — is a similar idea to stress, the force intensity at a point, except that pressure means something acting on the surface of an object rather than within the material of the object. When discussing the pressure within a fluid, the meaning is… …

    Mechanics glossary

  • 8 pressure — I noun anxiety, anxiousness, brunt, brute force, burden, coercion, compulsion, constraining force, constraint, controlling power, crisis, drive, duress, encumbrance, exertion, exhortation, exigency, force, hardship, heaviness, hindrance,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 pressure — [pʀesyʀ] n. f. ÉTYM. 1764; « action de presser », XVe; de presser. ❖ ♦ Techn. anc. Opération par laquelle on empointe les aiguilles, les épingles (empointage) …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 10 pressuré — pressuré, ée (prè su ré, rée) part. passé de pressurer. Les raisins pressurés …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 11 pressure — *stress, strain, tension …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 pressuré — Pressuré, [pressur]ée. part …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 13 pressure — ► NOUN 1) the continuous physical force exerted on or against an object by something in contact with it. 2) the use of persuasion or intimidation to make someone do something. 3) a feeling of stressful urgency. 4) the force per unit area exerted… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 Pressure — This article is about pressure in the physical sciences. For other uses, see Pressure (disambiguation). Pressure as exerted by particle collisions inside a closed container …

    Wikipedia

  • 15 pressure — [1] The force due to the weight of a substance exerted over the area the substance occupies. In metric measure, it is the force acting on each square metre. To calculate pressure, divide the force (in newtons) by the area (in square metres). It… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 16 pressure — pressureless, adj. /presh euhr/, n., v., pressured, pressuring. n. 1. the exertion of force upon a surface by an object, fluid, etc., in contact with it: the pressure of earth against a wall. 2. Physics. force per unit area. Symbol: P Cf. stress… …

    Universalium

  • 17 pressure — noun 1 force produced by pressing ADJECTIVE ▪ gentle, light ▪ firm ▪ downward VERB + PRESSURE ▪ apply, exe …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 pressure — I n. 1) to exert, place, put pressure on smb. 2) to bring pressure to bear on smb. 3) to build up, increase (the) pressure 4) to feel pressure 5) to ease, relieve (the) pressure 6) to face; resist pressure (to resist pressure from extremist… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 pressure — pres|sure1 W1S1 [ˈpreʃə US ər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(persuade)¦ 2¦(anxiety/overwork)¦ 3¦(causing change)¦ 4¦(weight)¦ 5¦(gas/liquid)¦ 6¦(weather)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: pressura, from premere; PRESS2] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 pressure — I UK [ˈpreʃə(r)] / US [ˈpreʃər] noun Word forms pressure : singular pressure plural pressures *** 1) [countable/uncountable] attempts to persuade, threaten, or force someone to do something pressure for: Pressure for political change increased in …

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