Tide-Producing Force

Science / Tides and Currents / Tide-Producing Force: That part of the gravitational attraction of the Moon and Sun which is effective in producing the tides on the Earth. The force varies approximately as the mass of the attracting body and inversely as the cube of its distance. The tide-producing force exerted by the Sun is a little less than one-half as great as that of the Moon. A mathematical development of the vertical and horizontal components of the tide-producing forces of the Moon and Sun will be found in Coast and Geodetic Survey Special Publication No. 98.

Other Words for Force

Force Noun Synonyms: troops, soldiers, army
Force Adjective Synonyms: power, might, energy, strength, potency, vigor, intensity, violence, impact, dynamism, pressure
Force Verb Synonyms: exact, extort, extract, wrest, wring, drag

Tractive Force

Science / Tides and Currents / Tractive Force: The horizontal component of a tide-producing force vector (directed parallel with level surfaces at that geographic location). MORE

Labor Force

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Labor Force: The number of employed individuals in the civilian workforce and armed services. MORE

Life Insurance In Force

Business / Finance / Life Insurance In Force: The dollar amount of life insurance that a company has issued, measured as the sum of policy face values and dividends paid. MORE