[fawr-suh-buh l, fohr-] /ˈfɔr sə bəl, ˈfoʊr-/
done or effected by :
forcible entry into a house.
producing a powerful effect; having ; effective.
convincing, as reasoning:
a forcible theory.
characterized by the use of or violence.
done by, involving, or having force
convincing or effective: a forcible argument
early 15c., from Middle French forcible, from Old French forcier (see force (n.)). Related: Forcibly.
- Forcing bid
noun 1. (contract bridge) a bid, often at a higher level than is required, that is understood to oblige the bidder’s partner to reply
- Forcing frequency
noun 1. (physics) the frequency of an oscillating force applied to a system Compare natural frequency
- Forcing house
noun 1. a place where growth or maturity (as of fruit, animals, etc) is artificially hastened
[fawr-suh-peyt, fohr-] /ˈfɔr səˌpeɪt, ˈfoʊr-/ adjective 1. having the shape of or resembling a forceps.