force field


Definition of force field

2 : a special charm, aura, or spirit that can influence anyone in its presence
3 : something resembling a force field especially in intensity that restricts or impedes movement toward an area or object

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Examples of force field in a Sentence

an entrepreneur whose force field is intense enough to make you share in his dreams

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Confined by an electric force field, the ion hovers 30 microns above the surface of the chip. Sophia Chen, WIRED, "Physicists Hack the Uncertainty Principle to See an Ion Wiggle," 20 June 2019 The headphone force field can also help signal the inverse—that a nearby stranger doesn’t pose a threat. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, "The Case for Wearing AirPods All the Time," 5 June 2019 Maybe Lynch is protected by a magnetic force field created by Gatorade jugs. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, "On quarterbacks, mascots and broadcasts," 7 Apr. 2018 It’s as though Lex Luthor dropped a supernatural force field onto the state to keep women as far away from political power as possible. Maria Panaritis,, "Pa. women are gunning for state House, Senate seats this year. It's huge - and about time. | Maria Panaritis," 6 Apr. 2018 Thanks to the fiery Lawrence, the angel becomes a force field, sure, but she is denied the chance to truly take control. Chris Jones,, "Kushner's 'Angels in America' goes from London to Broadway. But where's the power of transformation?," 26 Mar. 2018 In January, a video emerged depicting a mass execution in Benghazi, allegedly carried out by an LNA special forces field commander called Mahmoud al-Werfalli. David Brennan, Newsweek, "Humans For Sale: Libyan Slave Trade Continues While Militants Kill and Torture With Impunity, U.N. Says," 21 Mar. 2018 If on the other hand, some previously unsuspected force field is tinkering with the galaxies and space-time, the effect could shut off or even reverse over the eons. Dennis Overbye, New York Times, "Astronomers’ Dark Energy Hopes Fade to Gray," 19 Feb. 2018 As the biologist eventually concludes, the shimmering force field over Area X functions like a prism, refracting the DNA of any living thing inside it. J.r. Jones, Chicago Reader, "Annihilation preserves the source novel’s biological nightmare but dispenses with its mounting paranoia," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of force field

1920, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of force field

chiefly US : an area in which a particular force (such as magnetism) exists and can be felt

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