Definition of pression in English:

pression

noun

rare
  • 1The action of pressing; pressure; an instance of this.

  • 2In Cartesian physics: pressure or impulse communicated to or propagated through a medium without imparting motion to the particles of the medium, formerly thought to be a possible mechanism for the transmission of light. Now historical.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Wyatt (c1503–1542), poet and ambassador. From classical Latin pressiōn-, pressiō pressure from press-, past participial stem of premere to press + -iō.

Pronunciation

pression

/ˈprɛʃn/