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Definition of "pressure" []

  • The act of pressing. (noun)
  • The condition of being pressed. (noun)
  • The application of continuous force by one body on another that it is touching; compression. (noun)
  • Physics Force applied uniformly over a surface, measured as force per unit of area. (noun)
  • Meteorology Atmospheric pressure. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pressure" in a sentence
  • "Throughout this book, the term pressure refers to those features of a situation that may be problematic for the individual and that amount to demands for adaptation of some kind."
  • "This kind of extreme drop in pressure is referred to as "explosive cyclogenesis" or "bombogenesis""
  • "In Mexico, the usual cut in pressure is 20 lbs but with newer places they are jacking it up to 30lbs per sq. inch."