Definition of Forcing

1. n. The accomplishing of any purpose violently, precipitately, prematurely, or with unusual expedition.

Definition of Forcing

1. Noun. (horticulture) The art of raising plants at an earlier season than is normal, especially by using a hotbed ¹

2. Noun. (photography) An extension in the development time of an underexposed negative in order to bring out detail ¹

3. Noun. (set theory) A technique used to prove the consistency of certain axioms in set theory ¹

4. Noun. (climatology countable) The net flux of energy in or out of a system; the net change in an energy balance. ¹

5. Verb. (present participle of force) ¹

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Definition of Forcing

1. force [v] - See also: force

Medical Definition of Forcing

1. 1. The accomplishing of any purpose violently, precipitately, prematurely, or with unusual expedition. 2. 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. Forcing bed or pit, a plant bed having an under layer of fermenting manure, the fermentation yielding bottom heat for forcing plants; a hotbed. 3. Forcing house, a greenhouse for the forcing of plants, fruit trees, etc. 4. Forcing engine, a fire engine. (06 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forcing

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Literary usage of Forcing

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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Roots for forcing in the dark should be healthy and vigorous; the larger the roots the more ... House for the forcing of rhubarb, covered with movable sash. ..."

2. Historical and Legal Examination of that Part of the Decision of the Supreme by Thomas Hart Benton (1859)
"It is impossible to consider such conduct as any thing else than as one of the devices for "forcing the issue with the North" which Mr. Calhoun in his ..."

3. History of Europe: From the Commencement of the French Revolution to the by Archibald Alison (1849)
"National bankruptcy or a revolution were rendered unavoidable by forcing the ... They had cordially concurred with the Tiers Etat in forcing him into the ..."

4. Publications (1848)
"All which tends directly against what it is brought for, to wit, the magistrates' forcing of forcing all men to godliness, or the worshipping of God. ..."

5. The Annual Register (1823)
"Met/tod of forcing Asparagus, by J. Sabine, Esq.—" The general ... When I first examined the method practised by Mr. Thomas Hogg, for forcing early ..."

6. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1823)
"Method of forcing Asparagus, ... When I first examined the method practised by Mr. Thomas Hogg. for forcing early potatos, it incurred to me, that the same ..."

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