Glossary F

Forbidden death is defined as a death-related attitude that views death as offensive and unacceptable, something to be denied and hidden from public view.

Force is defined as the product of mass times acceleration.
Force arm is defined as the perpendicular distance between the location of force application and the axis . The shortest distance from the axis of rotation to the line of action of the force. Force arm is also known as the Moment arm or Torque arm.

Force majeure is defined as an unforeseeable and uncontrollable event, such as a war or a strike that exempts a party from a contract. Force majeure is from the French word which literally means Superior force.
Forced distribution method refers to a performance appraisal method in which a pre-determined percentage of employees are placed into a number of performance categories .
Forced-choice rating scale is defined as a method of performance appraisal in which a supervisor is given several behaviors and is forced to choose which of them is most typical of the employee.
Forced-choice recognition test is defined as a test in which the participant must select between two (2) or more statements; usually used to control response styles
Forceps is defined as a curved instrument that fits around the head of the baby and permits it to be pulled through the birth canal. Only used when necessary