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pressure group

  

      n   a group of people who seek to exert pressure on legislators, public opinion, etc., in order to promote their own ideas or welfare  
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pressure  
      n  
1    the state of pressing or being pressed  
2    the exertion of force by one body on the surface of another  
3    a moral force that compels  
to bring pressure to bear     
4    an urgent claim or demand or series of urgent claims or demands  
to work under pressure     
5    a burdensome condition that is hard to bear  
the pressure of grief     
6    the force applied to a unit area of a surface, usually measured in pascals (newtons per square metre), millibars, torr, or atmospheres.,   (Symbol)    p, P  
7       short for       atmospheric pressure       blood pressure  
      vb  
8    tr   to constrain or compel, as by the application of moral force  
9       another word for       pressurize  
     (C14: from Late Latin pressura a pressing, from Latin premere to press)  
  pressureless      adj  


adverse pressure gradient  
      n     (Aerodynamics)   an increase of pressure in the direction of flow  
atmospheric pressure  
      n   the pressure exerted by the atmosphere at the earth's surface. It has an average value of 1 atmosphere  
back pressure  
      n  
1      (Engineering)   the pressure that opposes the motion of a piston on its exhaust stroke in an internal-combustion engine  
2      (Med)   the local pressure that builds up when fluid flow is obstructed in the cardiovascular or urinary systems  
barometric pressure  
      n   atmospheric pressure as indicated by a barometer  
blood pressure  
      n   the pressure exerted by the blood on the inner walls of the arteries, being relative to the elasticity and diameter of the vessels and the force of the heartbeat  
centre of pressure  
      n  
1      (Physics)   the point in a body at which the resultant pressure acts when the body is immersed in a fluid  
2      (Aeronautics)   the point at which the resultant aerodynamic forces intersect the chord line of the aerofoil  
critical pressure  
      n   the pressure of a gas or the saturated vapour pressure of a substance in its critical state  
favourable pressure gradient  
      n     (Engineering)   a decrease of pressure in the direction of flow  
fluid pressure  
      n   the pressure exerted by a fluid at any point inside it. The difference of pressure between two levels is determined by the product of the difference of height, the density, and the acceleration of free fall  
high-pressure  
      adj  
1    having, using, involving, or designed to withstand a pressure above normal pressure  
a high-pressure gas, a high-pressure cylinder     
2    Informal   (of selling) persuasive in an aggressive and persistent manner  
low-pressure  
      adj  
1    having, using, or involving a pressure below normal  
a low-pressure gas     
2    relaxed or calm  
osmotic pressure  
      n   the pressure necessary to prevent osmosis into a given solution when the solution is separated from the pure solvent by a semipermeable membrane  
partial pressure  
      n   the pressure that a gas, in a mixture of gases, would exert if it alone occupied the whole volume occupied by the mixture  
pressure cabin  
      n   the pressurized cabin of an aircraft or spacecraft  
pressure-cook  
      vb   to cook (food) in a pressure cooker  
pressure cooker  
      n  
1    a strong hermetically sealed pot in which food may be cooked quickly under pressure at a temperature above the normal boiling point of water  
2      (N.Z.)  
informal   a trainee student attending a shortened qualifying course  
pressure drag  
      n   the part of the total drag of a body moving through a gas or liquid caused by the components of the pressures at right angles to the surface of the body  
pressure gauge  
      n   any instrument for measuring fluid pressure  
   See also       Bourdon gauge       manometer  
pressure gradient  
      n  
1    the change of pressure per unit distance  
   See       adverse pressure gradient       favourable pressure gradient  
2      (Meteorol)   the decrease in atmospheric pressure per unit of horizontal distance, shown on a synoptic chart by the spacing of the isobars  
pressure group  
      n   a group of people who seek to exert pressure on legislators, public opinion, etc., in order to promote their own ideas or welfare  
pressure head  
      n     (Physics)      a more formal name for       head       24a  
pressure point  
      n   any of several points on the body above an artery that, when firmly pressed, will control bleeding from the artery at a point farther away from the heart  
pressure suit  
      n   an inflatable suit worn by a person flying at high altitudes or in space, to provide protection from low pressure  
pressure vessel  
      n     (Engineering)   a vessel designed for containing substances, reactions, etc., at pressures above atmospheric pressure  
vapour pressure  
      n     (Physics)   the pressure exerted by a vapour, esp. that exerted by a vapour in equilibrium with its solid or liquid phase at a particular temperature  

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pressure

  
1    compressing, compression, crushing, force, heaviness, squeezing, weight  
2    coercion, compulsion, constraint, force, influence, obligation, power, sway  
3    adversity, affliction, burden, demands, difficulty, distress, exigency, hassle     (informal)   heat, hurry, load, press, strain, stress, urgency  


high-pressure        (of salesmanship)  
aggressive, bludgeoning, coercive, compelling, forceful, high-powered, importunate, insistent, intensive, in-your-face     (slang)   persistent, persuasive, pushy     (informal)  

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n.
Refers to a teen’s group of friends.
Usually employed as "squad goals": term used to describe who you want your group to be or what you want your group to accomplish.
n.
a column of air whirling around and towards a more or less vertical axis of low pressure, which moves along the land or ocean surface
exp.
be under an extreme pressure; be anxious, worried or frightened
n.
a small group of people or things within a much larger group
There are a lot of national minorities in my home country (Denmark). We have a lot of people from Poland, Somalia etc.
n.
Term used to describe who one wants their group to be or what they want their group to accomplish.
[Slang] This has been made popular by Taylor Swift and her fleet of Twitter followers. "Oh my gosh, they are seriously squad goals!"
n.
Arotten apple is a member of a group, or a single element in a set of things, that is bad and likely to corrupt the other people or things in the group
Allusion to the expression "One bad apple spoils the barrel"
n.
the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
n.
1:to utter taunting words 2:to deride or tease with taunting words 'The Gridiron Show group joked with and gibed at those in the Memphis power structure, politicians mostly. Rarely did anyone get their feelings hurt by the skits in the shows…." — Toby Sells, Memphis Magazine, December 2014
n.
a group selfie ; a picture taken by one person next to other people, usually to share it through social media
[Slang] comes from the combination of "selfie" and "us"
n.
a group to vote for as a whole, not by individuals.
a term used on voting ballots
v.
[subj: poiicemen] to herd [demonstrators] into a compact group in order to control their movements
n.
police crowd management technique that consists of herding people into a compact group. AKA corralling
n.
a group of people who decide to meet and make purchases at a local business. The aim is both to support it and to meet up with the community.
Inspired by the phenomenon of flash mobs, which refers to groups of people mobilized by social media to perform entertaining or unusual acts in public, such as choreographies
n.
competitive set: a group of other brands offering a similar product or service, to the same consumers
vi.
When a large group of competing corporations hope to use the government to protect or enhance their interests.
Economic Term.
exp.
expression used to describe an attempt to organize a difficult or unpredictable situation; trying to coordinate a group of people who tend to act chaotically
[Bus.] E.g: Some say that managing a team is herding cats.
n.
(#BD) In humanocracy, a revocable delegate member of a group of 25 delegators, chosen and controlled by them. 25 basis delegates can choose a council delegate.
Anarchists in Spain have chosen basis delegates in 1936. Similar delegates have been chosen during many struggles of the people : shop stewards in UK, revocable delegates in Italy during the 70th.
n.
(#CD) In humanocracy, a revocable delegate member of a group of 25 basis delegates, chosen and controlled by them. 25 council delegates can choose a deputy-delegate.
n.
An avant-garde, experimental and encyclopaedism-focused poetry group founded by Chinese epic poet Yin Xiaoyuan
[Slang]
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