# What is the difference between pressure and thrust as applied in fluids.

Any fluid applies an upward force on a body submerged in it. This force is called

*thrust.*

Pressure is defined as the force per unit area. If a force F is applied on a surface of area A, then the pressure P is defined as:

$pressure=\frac{force}{area}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}forfluids,\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}pressure=\frac{thrust}{area}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}$

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