shearing force

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shear·ing force

(shēring fors)
Action in opposite directions within the same plane, but not collinear, causing one portion of an object to slide, displace, or shear with respect to another portion of the object
[M.E. scheren, fr. A.S. sceran]


energy or power; that which originates or arrests motion or other activity.

electromotive force
the force that, by reason of differences in potential, causes a flow of electricity from one place to another, giving rise to an electric current.
moment of force
the effect of a force exerted on a lever and about a fixed point.
reserve force
energy above that required for normal functioning. In the heart it is the power that will take care of the additional circulatory burden imposed by bodily exertion.
shearing force
a force exerted perpendicularly to a horizontal surface.
Van der Waals f's
the relatively weak, short-range forces of attraction existing between atoms and molecules, which results in the attraction of nonpolar organic compounds to each other (hydrophobic bonding).
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