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Definition of Pressure


  1. Electro-motive force.
  2. The act of pressing, or the condition of being pressed; compression; a squeezing; a crushing; as, a pressure of the hand.
  3. 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.
  4. Affliction; distress; grievance.
  5. Urgency; as, the pressure of business.
  6. Impression; stamp; character impressed.
  7. 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.

Pressure Quotations

Everyting negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.
Kobe Bryant

Courage is grace under pressure. - Ernest Hemingway
Courage is grace under pressure.
Ernest Hemingway

I put a lot of pressure on myself. I think something's not good enough, and I won't stop until I feel like I've made it. I'm never satisfied.
J. Cole

No matter how good you are at planning, the pressure never goes away. So I don't fight it. I feed off it. I turn pressure into motivation to do my best.
Benjamin Carson

As a soccer player, I wanted an FA Cup winner's medal. As an actor you want an Oscar. As a chef it's three-Michelin's stars, there's no greater than that. So pushing yourself to the extreme creates a lot of pressure and a lot of excitement, and more importantly, it shows on the plate.
Gordon Ramsay
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Pressure Translations

pressure in Danish is tryk
pressure in French is instance, pression, instances
pressure in German is Druck, Dringlichkeit
pressure in Italian is pressione
pressure in Swedish is press, tryck
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