forcing

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forcing (countable and uncountable, plural forcings)

  1. (horticulture) The art of raising plants at an earlier season than is normal, especially by using a hotbed
  2. (photography) An extension in the development time of an underexposed negative in order to bring out detail
  3. (set theory) A technique used to prove the consistency of certain axioms in set theory. See forcing (mathematics).
  4. (climatology, countable) The net flux of energy in or out of a system; the net change in an energy balance.

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Verb[edit]

forcing

  1. Present participle of force.