force field


force field
noun
the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
Syn: ↑field, ↑field of force
Hypernyms: ↑physical phenomenon

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I. noun II. noun
1. : a special charm, aura, or spirit that can influence anyone in its presence

once out of his magical force field, I forgot that all things were possible — Robert Lipsyte

2. : something resembling a force field especially in intensity that restricts or impedes movement toward an area or object

soldiers … formed an olive-drab force field around the launch site force field — Beth Dickey

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force field noun
1. That part of any space where a measurable force can exert an effect (physics)
2. An imaginary invisible protective barrier of energy
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Main Entry:force

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force field,
Physics. the space throughout which a force operates; field of force.

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n. (chiefly in science fiction) an invisible barrier of exerted strength or impetus

future land combat vehicles will deflect enemy shells with an electromagnetic force field

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noun, pl ⋯ fields [count]
chiefly US : an area in which a particular force (such as magnetism) exists and can be felt
— often used figuratively

No one could break through the protective force field legislators put up around the proposed bill.

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ˈforce field 7 [force field force fields] noun
(often used in stories about space travel) a barrier that you cannot see

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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