coercion
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /koʊˈɝʒən/, /koʊˈɝʃən/
Noun

coercion

  1. (not countable) Actual or threatened force for the purpose of compelling action by another person; the act of coercing.
  2. (legal, not countable) Use of physical or moral force to compel a person to do something, or to abstain from doing something, thereby depriving that person of the exercise of free will.
  3. (countable) A specific instance of coercing.
  4. (programming, countable) Conversion of a value of one data type to a value of another data type.
  5. (linguistics, semantics) The process by which the meaning of a word or other linguistic element is reinterpreted to match the grammatical context.
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