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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.
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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