Pressure is one-demensional. The forces that cause pressure may change direction at any moment. But pressure never will.
1. Continuous physical force exerted on or against an object by something in contact with it.
1.1 The force per unit area exerted by a fluid against a surface with which it is in contact
2. The use of persuasion or intimidation to make someone do something
2.1 The influence or effect of someone or something
2.2 A sense of stressful urgency caused by having too many demands on one’s time or resources
1. Attempt to persuade or coerce (someone) into doing something
3rd person present: pressures
Past tense: pressured
Gerund or present participle: pressuring
*Origin: late Middle English: from Old French, from latin pressura, from press - 'pressed'; from the verb premere.
The International System (SI) unit for pressure is the pascal (Pa), equal to one newton per square meter (N/m2).
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*From the Oxford English Dictionary