1. displaying a tendency or intent to coerce
    • 2006 July 19, Washington Post Staff Writers, "U.S. Is Studying Military Strike Options on Iran" ↗,Washington Post p.A01
      The Bush administration is studying options for military strikes against Iran as part of a broader strategy of coercive diplomacy to pressure Tehran to abandon its alleged nuclear development program, according to U.S. officials and independent analysts.
  2. (maths, of a function F) such that the ration of |F(x)| to x approaches infinity as x approaches infinity

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