Ascendancy, ascendency, ascendence, domination.
Ascendaecy, ascendency, ascendance, domination.
Any influence that tends to change the state of rest or the uniform motion in a straight line of a body. The action of an unbalanced or resultant force results in the acceleration of a body in the direction of action of the force, or it may, if the body is unable to move freely, result in its deformation (see Hooke's law). Force is a vector quantity, possessing both magnitude and direction; its si unit is the newton.
According to Newton’s second law of motion the magnitude of a resultant force is equal to the rate of change of momentum of the body on which it acts; the force F producing an acceleration a m s-2 on a body of mass m kilograms is therefore given by: F = ma See also Newton’s laws of motion.
1. Physical energy or intensity:; SYN. forcefulness, strength.
2. The physical influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
3. A powerful effect or influence:
4. Group of people willing to obey orders; SYN. personnel.
5. A group of people having the power of effective action
ETYM French influence, from Latin influens, -entis, p. pr. Related to Influent, Influenza.
1. The effect of one thing (or person) on another.
2. A power to affect persons or events, esp. power based on prestige etc.
3. Causing something without any direct or apparent effort.
4. One having power to influence another.
5. A cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what one does.
Sinonimi: leveraging | purchase
1. Investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses); SYN. leveraging.
2. Strategic advantage; power to act effectively:
3. The mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever; SYN. purchase.
ETYM Old Eng. pouer, poer, Old Fren. poeir, pooir, French pouvoir, n and v , from Late Lat. potere, for Latin posse, potesse, to be able, to have power. Related to Possible, Potent, Posse comitatus.
1. Possession of controlling influence; SYN. powerfulness, potency.
2. One possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; SYN. force.
3. (Physics) The rate of doing work; measured in watts (joules/second).
1. Controlling influence.
2. Pitching dangerously to one side