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
Recent Examples on the Web Magnetic field lines form a literal force field around the black hole, acting as the sleeve for a jet while also preventing plasma from falling in the hole. Quanta Magazine, 20 May 2021 Most people listen alone, sealed away in their car or behind the force field of noise-cancelling earbuds. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2021 There is a force field of grief around him, and nothing to do but mount up and start the long ride back to camp. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, 30 Dec. 2020 Machiavelli wrote at a moment of collapse, in the sixteenth century, when the force field of the Church was weak and political actors were being released from their traditional obligations and constraints. Corey Robin, The New Yorker, 12 Nov. 2020 Behind them, the secondary created a force field that sealed off the deeper halves. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, 25 Oct. 2020 Fish exposed to plastic nanoparticles ended up with brain damage after the particles crossed the blood-brain barrier, a sort of biological force field meant to keep nasties like pathogens out. Matt Simon, Wired, 19 Oct. 2020 In the breathless, apocalyptic pronouncements of Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham (or Donald Trump and William Barr, for that matter), antifa is a monolithic force field of violence and terror. Sarah Jeong, The New Republic, 3 Sep. 2020 The lack of connection between forwards and defensemen, plus the inability to break the force field keeping the Stars in their own zone sunk any chance of playing offensive hockey. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, 4 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of force field

1920, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Jun 2021

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“Force field.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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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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