Complete Definition of "pressure"

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Pronunciation
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:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɛʃə(r)|-ɛʃə(r)

Noun
pressure (countable and uncountable; plural: pressures)

  1. physics The amount of force that is applied over a given area divided by the size of this area.

#:Units
#:*SI: pascal (Pa) (1 pascal equals 1 newton per square metre)
#:*Others: bar (1 bar equals 100000 pascals), barye (Ba) (1 barye equals 0.1 pascal), pounds per square inch (psi, lbf/in<sup>2</sup>, lb/in<sup>2</sup>), torr, mmHg, atmosphere (atm)

  1. mental strain caused by one's own or others' expectations on one's own performance

#:She has been under pressure lately because her boss expects her to get the job done two weeks early.
#: Synonyms - under the pump, under the gun

Derived terms
under pressure
pressurize, pressurise

Translations
trans-top|force to area in physics
Arabic: Arab|ضغط IPAchar|(ɖáğʈ) m
Chinese: 压力 (yālì)
Czech: tlak m
Dutch: druk m
Finnish: paine
French: pression f
German: Druck m
Hungarian: nyomás, levegőnyomás
Indonesian: tekanan
Italian: pressione f
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Japanese: 圧力 (あつりょく, atsuryoku)
Korean: 압력 (amnyeok)
Latvian: spiediens m
Polish: ciśnienie n
Portuguese: pressão f
Romanian: presiune f
Russian: давление (davlénije) n
Spanish: presión f
Swedish: tryck n
Telugu: పీడనం (peeDanam), ఒత్తిడి (ottiDi)
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Chinese: 压力 yālì (1, 2)
Dutch: druk
Finnish: paine (1, 2)
French: pression f
German: Druck m (1, 2)
Indonesian: tekanan
Interlingua: pression
Italian: pressione f (1, 2)
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Japanese: 気圧 (1), 重圧 (2)
Latvian: spiediens m
Polish: ciśnienie n
Portuguese: pressão f
Romanian: presiune f
Russian: давление n
Spanish: presión f (1,2)
Swedish: tryck
Telugu: ఒత్తిడి (ottiDi) (1, 2)

Transitive verb
rfc-trverb|Transitive verb
en-verb|pressur|ing

  1. To encourage or heavily exert force or influence.

#:Do not let anyone pressure you into buying something you do not want.

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