Force

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Force Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"
  • (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect"
  • physical energy or intensity; "he hit with all the force he could muster"; "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale"; "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man"
  • a powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
  • a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
  • a group of people having the power of effective action; "he joined forces with a band of adventurers"
  • group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
  • one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; "the mysterious presence of an evil power"; "may the force be with you"; "the forces of evil"
  • (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"
  • impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him"
  • do forcibly; exert force; "Don''t force it!"
  • cause to move along the ground by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
  • force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"
  • squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
  • take by force; "Storm the fort"
  • urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
  • move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
  • to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men" ,
  • one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; "the mysterious presence of an evil power"; "may the force be with you"; "the forces of evil" ,
  • (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration" ,
  • group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens" ,
  • a powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them" ,
  • an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one" ,
  • physical energy or intensity; "he hit with all the force he could muster"; "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale"; "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man" ,
  • a group of people having the power of effective action; "he joined forces with a band of adventurers" ,
  • (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect" , 10. a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base; "the shortstop got the runner at second on a force"

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Force Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


In physics, force is a push or a pull that changes or tends to change the state of rest or uniform motion of an object or changes the direction or shape of an object. Force causes objects to accelerate, add to the object's overall pressure, change direction, or change shape. Force is measured in Newtons. (N).

A force is always a push, pull, or a twist, and it affects objects by pushing them up, pulling them down, pushing them to a side, or by changing their motion or shape in some other way.

According to Newton's Second Law of Motion, the formula for finding force is:

where is the force, is the mass of an object, and is the acceleration of the object.



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* Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and co-operation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace. - Dwight D Eisenhower

* This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. - George Bernard Shaw

* Insist on yourself never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession... Do that which is assigned to you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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