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fundamental force

n.
Any of the four basic forces that act on matter, comprising the strong, weak, electromagnetic, and gravitational forces. In the fundamental interactions between subatomic particles, the fundamental forces act to change the energy and momentum of an existing particle, to destroy an existing particle, or to create new particles.
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But our own most precious truth is the fundamental force of matter and heredity.
By so doing, they make the case that friction is a fundamental force of nature whose properties can be deduced directly from the second law of thermodynamics, rather than treated as a hodge-podge of phenomenologically unrelated effects and empirical observations.
Once fodder for science fiction movies and pulp magazine stories, the computer has become a fundamental force in modern society.
Rather affect is regarded as a fundamental force within a new sense of politics.
In my recent book, The Spin Force, I propose that spin be considered a fundamental force, along with gravity and electricity.
The second fundamental force blowing up supply forecasts is the huge project delays and massive cost overruns associated with many of the world's largest new oil mega-projects.
They conclude that trust is a fundamental force driving investment choices.
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According to Ernest Allen, rap music, more than any of the other indices mentioned, has been the fundamental force in creating and shaping the hip-hop culture; it is the principle medium for the expression of the worldviews of African American youth (qtd.
This documentary also looks at Lee "Scratch" Perry, who was a fundamental force behind the development of modern Jamaican music.
These results suggest that a strong desire to define a community is the fundamental force behind individual support for detachment.

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