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pressing

1. a large specified number of gramophone records produced at one time from a master record
2. a component formed in a press
3. Football the tactic of trying to stay very close to the opposition when they are in possession of the ball

Pressing

 

the use of pressure to process various materials so as to bring about compaction, changes in shape, separation of the fluid phase from the solid, and changes in the mechanical and other properties of materials. Pressing is used in various industries and agriculture and is usually done on high-pressure presses. (The term “pressing” should not be applied to the production of articles and blanks by forging and stamping in forging presses.)

Distinctions are made between various pressing techniques. Thus, in isostatic pressing, fluid under high pressure is used to mold powdered materials in a closed space. In compressed gas, gas is used to mold powdered materials at high pressures and temperatures. In hydrostatic pressing, fluid under high pressure is used to alter the shape of metallic materials by a process analogous to the compression molding of metals. Another technique, pulse pressing, uses explosions, magnetic-pulse processing, or high-voltage discharge in a fluid.

pressing

[′pres·iŋ]
(engineering acoustics)
A phonograph record produced in a record-molding press from a master or stamper.
(metallurgy)
Shallow-drawing metal sheet or plate.
Using compressive force to form a metal powder compact.
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This is good advice, but one wonders what could possibly be the scientific basis of Churchland's unwavering commitment to Truth, and, more pressingly, where would the neural basis of her stance be located?
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This was just a matter of armchair philosophy before the predictions of inflation started making it pressingly real.
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Rather than assuring Americans, the reference in fact reminds the audience of the country's tenuous first decades and, more pressingly, of our contemporary history of US-led police actions, of retaliatory attacks, of hot wars conducted by proxy forces, and so on.
Pressingly, the UK Government and other interested parties must do all they can to make sure that the heads of state across the Commonwealth listen to the voices of their own people.
It was a clear reminder of how pressingly an agreement on Yemen's political future is needed.
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More pressingly, England have got a lot more work to do yet in this game.
It is an open secret, for example, that in the General Congregations that preceded the Conclave, there were Cardinals who were pressingly demanding the reform of the Curia.