driving force


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

driving force

The impetus, power, or energy behind something in motion, as in He was clearly the driving force in the new administration. This term transfers the force that sets in motion an engine or vehicle to other enterprises. Ralph Waldo Emerson was among the first to use it figuratively ( English Traits, 1856): "The ability of its journals is the driving force."
See also: driving, force
References in periodicals archive ?
Justine Buxton of Bristol Drivers Solutions (BDS) with John Sutcliffe, UK operations manager at Driving Force
Our investment will catapult Driving Force into a different league in terms of reach, scale and ambition, but we will still retain our core values of responsiveness and flexibility.
Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI), a world leader in force feedback technology, today announced the one-piece Logitech[R] Driving Force Wireless[TM] force feedback racing wheel for PLAYSTATION[R]3.
John Sutcliffe, UK operations manager at Driving Force, said: "There are an estimated 255,000 HGV licence holders in the UK who are yet to complete their CPC training, posing a major staffing headache for distribution and logistics firms.
Driving Force covers the cost of CPC training with Chevron for newly-registered drivers, meaning they don't have to pay a penny, while Chevron refers drivers who are on the lookout for work to the agency.
However, if its driving force is a lot less, then the grid will supply a synchronising torque dragging the generator back in to synchronism, using the grid's own power.
She's a well respected member of the mortgage industry in our market and certainly a driving force behind our success.
The driving force at that time was a significant need by clients to become modern with what computer technology had to offer.
in Dwight, Driving Force Internet Group in Sault Ste.
This exceeds the company's monthly sales target of 3,000, positioning the Grand is alongside the Colt compact car launched in November last year as the main driving force behind Mitsubishi's much-needed recovery.
The predecessor to our new Driving Force wheel, the Limited-Edition GT Force(TM) for Gran Turismo(TM) 3 A-spec, was extremely well-received and sold out very quickly," said Ted Hoff, vice president and general manager of Logitech's Interactive Entertainment Division.
During the 1960s and 1970s, many anthropologists supported a "man the hunter" theory, which envisioned groups of cooperative male hunters as the driving force for human evolution.
Nico is the driving force of Young's narrative, and heroin is the driving force of Nico.
Since rounding The Eagles rock band in the 1970s, Henley has been an influential and driving force in popular music.
Logitech Driving Force GT Wheel Delivers Powerful Force Feedback, Brake Bias and Traction Control Adjustment