(Mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.
The improper use of economic power to alter, shape, or otherwise control the actions of another.
The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
The application of force, or the threat of force, to compel another to act against his or her will. Used as a defense in criminal and contractual matters, for example, that a defendant participated in a crime because held at gunpoint, or signed a contract only under the threat of physical harm. See also economic duress.
A strong organized effort to accomplish a purpose:
The state or fact of being in need.
A condition of poverty or misfortune:
Urge is the act of force or pushing along or a desire for something.
(Psychology) A strong attachment to a person or thing, manifested in an immature or pathological way.
Preoccupation is a state of being focused on and engrossed in something, or the thing that you are engrossed in.
Pressure is an application of force by pressing, or an urgent demand or force which can cause stress.
A loss or limitation of liberty; confinement
A condition involving use of a substance, such as a drug or alcohol, or engagement in a behavior, such as gambling, in which a person has strong cravings, is unable to stop or limit the activity, continues the activity despite harmful consequences, and experiences distress upon discontinuance:
(Psychiatry) A pattern of unwanted or intrusive thoughts or urges that recur persistently, often accompanied by symptoms of anxiety.
Any of various factors that cause a body to change its speed, direction, or shape. Force is a vector quantity, having both magnitude and direction. Contributions of force from different sources can be summed to give the net force at any given point.
(Mech.) The change in momentum effected by a force, measured by multiplying the average value of the force by the time during which it acts
The freedom of choice and of action of a judge, prosecutor, or other public official, within the defined scope of his or her responsibilities. For example, in a criminal matter a judge may have wide discretion to release the defendant on recognizance or to demand bail in any amount, based on the judge’s view of the defendant as a flight risk.
An act of choosing; a selection:
The doctrine that people have such freedom
Spontaneous behavior, movement, action, etc.
Volition is defined as the act of using your will to make a conscious decision.
A city of western Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City. It was a starting point for the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails during the 1800s.
The condition of not being in prison or captivity:
Freedom from government or private interference or constraints.
The capacity to resist attack; impregnability:
Intense force or great power, as in natural phenomena:
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