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1. A force moving a resistance. The amount of work done is the mathematical product of the force in the direction of movement, times the distance the object is moved in that direction. If the object is not moved, then no work is done even though energy is expended. The SI unit of work is the joule (J). The dimensionally equivalent newton-meter (N·m) is sometimes used instead to signify work in physics.
SEE: calorie; SEE: erg
2. The job, occupation, or task one performs as a means of providing a livelihood.
3. The effort employed to explore interpersonal or psychological issues.

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