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pressing

[ pres-ing ]
/ ˈprɛs ɪŋ /
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adjective

urgent; demanding immediate attention: a pressing need.

noun

any phonograph record produced in a record-molding press from a master or a stamper.
a number of such records produced at one time: The fifth pressing of his hit song has sold out.

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Origin of pressing

1300–50; Middle English presing (gerund); see press1, -ing2, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM pressing

press·ing·ly, adverbpress·ing·ness, nounnon·press·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pressing

pressing
/ (ˈprɛsɪŋ) /

adjective

demanding immediate attention
persistent or importunate

noun

a large specified number of gramophone records produced at one time from a master record
a component formed in a press
football the tactic of trying to stay very close to the opposition when they are in possession of the ball

Derived forms of pressing

pressingly, adverbpressingness, noun
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