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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.
References in classic literature ?
Come," he said, pressing her to him, "dost thou feel my heart?
At these words the count's paleness, which had for some time been increasing, became alarming; he could not speak; he looked at his watch like a man who has forgotten the hour, said a few hurried words to Madame Herbault, and pressing the hands of Emmanuel and Maximilian, -- "Madame," said he, "I trust you will allow me to visit you occasionally; I value your friendship, and feel grateful to you for your welcome, for this is the first time for many years that I have thus yielded to my feelings;" and he hastily quitted the apartment.
From the intonation of the words, she guessed, with her woman's quick intuition, at their meaning; but she quite failed to follow, when, becoming more pressing, he continued to urge his suit in a mixture of the grossest animal passion and ridiculous threats.
But it is some satisfaction, in the midst of my troubles and perplexities, to know that I am pressing Ada's interests in pressing my own.
Two were pressing me so closely that I could not turn when I heard a movement behind me, and noted that the sound of the battle anthem had ceased.
The doctor could not refrain from frequently pressing his hand when he saw his worthy servant more considerate of his master's safety than of his own, and, in relation to the sinking of the island of the Biddiomahs, he explained to him the frequency of this phenomenon upon Lake Tchad.
The man shifted her now to give himself freer use of his right arm, for the savages were pressing more closely upon Twelve and Three, and the change made it impossible for the girl to see his face even in the more frequent moonlit places.
Then he rose to go, pressing a little packet into her palm.
he exclaimed to whoever was pressing the cart down on him.
Never was he more a god in Kama's mind than in the last days of the south-bound traverse, as the failing Indian watched him, ever to the fore, pressing onward with urgency of endurance such as Kama had never seen nor dreamed could thrive in human form.
On coming near one of the huts I was much amused by seeing in due form the ceremony of rubbing, or, as it ought to be called, pressing noses.
I first declined the proposal, and pretended business, but as he was very earnest and pressing, hunger at last overcame my pride, and I fairly confessed to him I had no money in my pocket; yet not without framing a lie for an excuse, and imputing it to my having changed my breeches that morning.