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pressing

[pres-ing] /ˈprɛs ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
urgent; demanding immediate attention:
a pressing need.
noun
2.
any phonograph record produced in a record-molding press from a master or a stamper.
3.
a number of such records produced at one time:
The fifth pressing of his hit song has sold out.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English presing (gerund); see press1, -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
pressingly, adverb
pressingness, noun
nonpressing, adjective
Synonyms
1. crucial, vital, critical, imperative.
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British Dictionary definitions for pressingly

pressing

/ˈprɛsɪŋ/
adjective
1.
demanding immediate attention
2.
persistent or importunate
noun
3.
a large specified number of gramophone records produced at one time from a master record
4.
a component formed in a press
5.
(football) the tactic of trying to stay very close to the opposition when they are in possession of the ball
Derived Forms
pressingly, adverb
pressingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for pressingly

pressing

adj.

"exerting pressure," mid-14c., present participle adjective from press (v.1). Sense of "urgent, compelling, forceful" is from 1705. Related: Pressingly.

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