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14 entries found for force. The first 10 are listed below.
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Main Entry: 1force
Pronunciation: primarystressfomacr(schwa)rs, primarystressfodot(schwa)rs
Function: noun
1 a : strength or energy put forth : active power <forces of nature> b : capacity to persuade or convince <the force of this argument> c : the state of existing and being enforced : EFFECT <that law is still in force>
2 : a group of persons trained and available for action <a police force> <the nation's labor force>
3 : violence or power used on a person or thing <open a door by force>
4 : an influence (as a push or pull) that tends to produce a change in the speed or direction of motion of something <the force of gravity>
- force·less /-lschwas/ adjective

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