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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

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

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.
Peter Marshall

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

Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.
Edmund Burke
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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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