One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
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.
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