Definitions of Force
- (noun) Anything with the authority or power to coerce or influence an individual, place or thing (object).
- (noun) An individual or group processing or exercising authority, influence, or power.
- (noun) A group of people engaged in an activity.
Examples of Force
- Definition 1:
- weather: a force of nature
- mana: a supernatural force
- Definition 2:
- Definition 3:
- sales force
- work force
- American English – /fORs/
- British English – /fAWs/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /fɔ(ə)rs/
- British English – /fɔːs/
- Plural: forces
- Type: personified supernatural force
- A (noun) forcer (verb) forces a person, place, thing (object) (adverb) forcefully using (adjective) forcible or (adjective) forceful methods.
- Religion Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “force” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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Cite the Definition of Force
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “force.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved April 1, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/force/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
force. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/force/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “force.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed April 1, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/force/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“force.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 1 Apr. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/force/>.