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pressure meaning

EN[ˈprɛʃə(ɹ)] [ˈpɹɛʃ.ə(ɹ)] [ˈpɹɛʃ.ɚ] [-ɛʃə(ɹ)]
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WPressure
  • 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.
  • Various units are used to express pressure.
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    Definition of pressure in English Dictionary

  • NounPLpressuresPREpré-SUF-ure
    1. A pressing; a force applied to a surface.
      1. Apply pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding.
    2. A contrasting force or impulse of any kind.
      1. the pressure of poverty; the pressure of taxes; the pressure of motives on the mind; the pressure of civilization.
    3. Distress.
      1. She has felt pressure lately because her boss expects her to get the job done by the first.
    4. Urgency.
      1. the pressure of business
    5. OBS Impression; stamp; character impressed.
      1. (physics) The amount of force that is applied over a given area divided by the size of this area.
      2. VerbSGpressuresPRpressuringPT, PPpressured
        1. VT To encourage or heavily exert force or influence.
          1. Do not let anyone pressure you into buying something you do not want.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Alfuzosin exhibits no pharmacological uroselectivity for any of the alpha-1 subtype receptors, however, it did prove to have less side-effects and blood pressure changes as reported in the literature.
          • Spacecraft are engineering marvels, designed to resist the thrust of liftoff, as well as the reverse pressure of the void.
          • The hosts flew out of the traps and with Scott Parker and Mark Noble working beautifully together in tandem in the centre of their midfield they began to exert serious pressure on Foster's goal.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Trademark Owners will nevertheless try to dictate how their marks are to be represented, but dictionary publishers with spine can resist such pressure.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Transitive verbs
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            2. fr pressures
            3. fr pressurez
            4. en pressured
            5. fr pressurer
            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of pressure for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "pressure" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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