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noun – 1. the capacity to do work or cause physical change, the force of an explosion 2. power used against a resistance. In small aerobatic aircraft, considerable force is needed on the control column when performing high-speed manoeuvres. 3. a vector quantity that produces an acceleration of a body in the direction of its application (NOTE: We say centrifugal force, but the force of gravity.) the force of gravity the natural force of attraction which pulls bodies towards each other and which pulls objects on Earth towards its centre, verb – 1. to use power against resistance. Because of distortion to the airframe, the pilot had to force the door open in order to exit the aircraft. 2. to force someone to do something to use physical or psychological power to make somebody do something they otherwise would not do. The hijackers forced the crew to fly to Athens.

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