Forcing
Forcing For"cing, n. 1. The accomplishing of any purpose violently, precipitately, prematurely, or with unusual expedition. [1913 Webster]

2. (Gardening) The art of raising plants, flowers, and fruits at an earlier season than the natural one, as in a hitbed or by the use of artificial heat. [1913 Webster]

{Forcing bed} or {Forcing pit}, a plant bed having an under layer of fermenting manure, the fermentation yielding bottom heat for forcing plants; a hotbed.

{Forcing engine}, a fire engine.

{Forcing fit} (Mech.), a tight fit, as of one part into a hole in another part, which makes it necessary to use considerable force in putting the two parts together.

{Forcing house}, a greenhouse for the forcing of plants, fruit trees, etc.

{Forcing machine}, a powerful press for putting together or separating two parts that are fitted tightly one into another, as for forcing a crank on a shaft, or for drawing off a car wheel from the axle.

{Forcing pump}. See {Force pump} (b) . [1913 Webster]


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  • forcing — [ fɔrsiŋ ] n. m. • 1912; mot angl., de to force « forcer » 1 ♦ Anglic. Attaque sportive soutenue contre un adversaire qui se tient sur la défensive. Faire le forcing. ♢ (1968) Fig. Fam. Attaque à outrance, pression (contre un adversaire réel ou… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Forcing — (deutsch auch Erzwingung oder Erzwingungsmethode) ist in der Mengenlehre eine Technik zur Konstruktion von Modellen, die hauptsächlich verwendet wird um relative Konsistenzbeweise zu führen. Sie wurde zuerst 1963 von Paul Cohen verwendet, um die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Forcing — may refer to: *Forcing (set theory), a technique for obtaining proofs in set theory *Forcing (recursion theory) *Radiative forcing, the difference between the incoming radiation energy and the outgoing radiation energy in a given climate system… …   Wikipedia

  • forcing — FÓRCING s.n. (Sport) Preluarea iniţiativei de joc; exercitarea presiunii asupra adversarului, atac susţinut. [pron. forsing. / < engl. forcing]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 02.04.2005. Sursa: DN  FORCING FÓRSING/ s. n. (sport) preluarea… …   Dicționar Român

  • Forcing —   [ fɔːsɪȖ; englisch, eigentlich »das Erzwingen«] das, s, Erzwingungsmethode, von P. J. Cohen 1963 bei seinem Beweis der Unabhängigkeit der Kontinuumshypothese eingeführtes Verfahren der Mengenlehre und Modelltheorie. Forcing wird in der heutigen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • forcing — s. m. 1. Aceleração do ritmo, da cadência. 2. fazer o forcing: atacar de maneira contínua.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • forcing — index coercion, compulsion (coercion) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • forcing — / fɔ:siŋ/, it. / fɔrsing/ s. ingl. [der. di (to ) force forzare ], usato in ital. al masch. (sport.) [azione insistente d attacco] ▶◀ pressing …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • forcing — /ˈfɔrsin(g), ingl. ˈfɔːsɪŋ/ [vc. ingl., da to force «forzare»] s. m. inv. (sport) attacco …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Forcing — En mathématiques, et plus précisément en logique mathématique, le forcing est une technique inventée par Paul Cohen pour prouver des résultats de cohérence et d indépendance en théorie des ensembles. Elle a été utilisée pour la première fois en… …   Wikipédia en Français

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