### force

1. a unit that is part of some military service
2. one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
3. the physical influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
4. group of people willing to obey orders
5. a powerful effect or influence
6. an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)
7. physical energy or intensity
8. a group of people having the power of ......

### force

(Learning Modules / Mathematics / Gravity) Basically a 'push' or a 'pull' - usually causing a change of motion.

### Force

In physics, a force is any influence which tends to change the motion of an object. In other words, a force can cause an object with mass to change its velocity (which includes to begin moving from a state of rest), i.e., to accelerate. Force can also be described by intuitive concepts such as a push or a pull. A force has both magnitude and direc...
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### force

(fors) energy or power; that which originates or arrests motion or other activity. electromotive force the force that, by reason of differences in potential, causes a flow of electricity from one place to another, giving rise to an electric current. reserve force ...
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### force

(from the article `criminal law`) The law generally recognizes a number of particular situations in which the use of force, even deadly force, is excused or justified. The most ... ...Declaration on Principles of International Law Concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation Among States in Accordance with the Charter of the ... Th...
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### FORCE

(General) The power applied on the stroke to the cue ball, which may result in distortion and altering of natural angles and action of the ball.
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### force

[n] - (physics) the physical influence that produces a change in a physical quantity 2. [n] - group of people willing to obey orders 3. [n] - a group of people having the power of effective action 4. [n] - a powerful effect or influence 5. [n] - physical energy or intensity 6. [v] - force into or from an action or state, ...
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### Force

• (n.) To compel, as by strength of evidence; as, to force conviction on the mind. • (n.) A waterfall; a cascade. • (n.) To put in force; to cause to be executed; to make binding; to enforce. • (n.) Any action between two bodies which changes, or tends to change, their relative condition as to rest or motion; or, more generally,...
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### force

<physics> Rate of change of momentum with time. Forces are said to cause accelerations via f = ma (Newton's law). ... There are four primary forces known presently: the gravitational, electromagnetic, weak nuclear, and strong nuclear forces. The gravitational and electromagnetic forces are long-range (dropping as 1/distance^2), while the nucl...
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### force

ram verb force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; `She rammed her mind into focus`; `He drives me mad`
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### force

personnel noun group of people willing to obey orders; `a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens`
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### force

(energy) degree of muscular tension and use of energy while moving, such as heavy/light, sharp/smooth, tension/relaxation, bound/flowing. Tension/relaxation
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### force

(F) Type: Term Pronunciation: fōrs Definitions: 1. The external factor that causes a change in the state of rest, motion, or direction (or both), or shape of a fixed body.
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### Force

[law] In the field of law, the word force has two main meanings: unlawful violence and lawful compulsion. `Forced entry` is an expression falling under the category of unlawful violence; `in force` or `forced sale` would be examples of expressions in the category of lawful compulsion. When something is said to have been done `by force`, it ...
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### Force

[Star Wars] ==Origin== Lucas has attributed the origins of `The Force` to a 1963 abstract film by Arthur Lipsett, which sampled from many sources. When asked if this was the source of `the Force,` Lucas confirms that his use of the term in Star Wars was `an echo of that phrase in 21-87.` The idea behind it, however, was universal: `Similar ...
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### Force

Force intransitive verb [ Obsolete in all the senses.] 1. To use violence; to make violent effort; to strive; to endeavor. « Forcing with gifts to win his wanton heart.» Spenser. 2. To make a difficult matter of anything; to labor; to hesitate; hence, to ...
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### Force

Force noun [ Of Scand. origin; confer Icelandic fors , foss , Danish fos .] A waterfall; a cascade. [ Prov. Eng.] « To see the falls for force of the river Kent.» T. Gray.
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### Force

Force transitive verb [ See Farce to stuff.] To stuff; to lard; to farce. [ R.] « Wit larded with malice, and malice forced with wit.» Shak.
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### Force

A force is that which when acting on a body that is free to move accelerates the motion of the body. The SI unit of force is the newton. 1 newton is defined as the force required to accelerate a mass of 1 kilogram by 1 metre per second per second.Conversions1 dyne=1x10-5 N1 poundal (pdl)=0.138255 N1 pound-force (lbf)=4.44822 N1 ton-force...
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### Force

A power put in motion. It is generally understood to mean unlawful violence and can be actual or implied.
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### Force

A push or pull.
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### Force

A vector quantity that tends to produce an acceleration of a body in the direction of its application.
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### Force

A vector quantity which tends to change the condition of rest of a rigid body.
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### force

An action (transfer of energy) that will accelerate a body in the direction of the applied force. See Newtons Laws of Motion
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### force

An action (transfer of energy) that will accelerate a body in the direction of the applied force
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