stress

  1. a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
  2. (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body
  3. special emphasis attached to something
  4. difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension

stress

(Learning Modules / Psychology / Stress) A mismatch between the perceived demands of the environment and the perceived ability to cope.

stress

(Learning Modules / Psychology / Stress management) A mismatch between the perceived demands of the environment and the percieved ability to cope.

stress

(Learning Modules / Mathematics / Bridges) The physical demands laid upon an object or material by the forces acting on it. Stresses can often lead to splitting, cracking, stretching and so on.

stress

The force acting on a rock or another solid to deform it, measured in kilograms per square centimeter or pounds per square inch.
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Stress

(drop) The sudden rgen_infotion of stress across the fault plane during rupture.
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Stress

(elastic) A measure of the forces acting on a body in units of force per unit area.
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stress

(stres) forcibly exerted influence; pressure. in dentistry, the pressure of the upper teeth against the lower. a state of physiological or psychological strain caused by adverse stimuli (physical, mental, or emotional, internal or external), that tend to disturb the functioning of an organism...
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stress

[n] - special emphasis attached to something 2. [n] - difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension 3. [n] - (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body 4. [n] - the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch) 5. [v] - to stress, single out as important 6. [v]
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Stress

• (v. t.) To subject to phonetic stress; to accent. • (v. t.) To place emphasis on; to make emphatic; emphasize. • (n.) The force, or combination of forces, which produces a strain; force exerted in any direction or manner between contiguous bodies, or parts of bodies, and taking specific names according to its direction, or mode of ...
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stress

accent noun the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); `he put the stress on the wrong syllable`
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stress

noun (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body; `the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area`
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stress

(psychology) In psychology, any event or situation that makes heightened demands on a person's mental or emotional resources. Stress can be caused by overwork, anxiety about exams, money, job security, unemployment, bereavement, poor relationships, marriage breakdown, sexual difficulties, ...
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Stress

[biology] Physiological or biological stress is an organism`s response to a stressor such as an environmental condition or a stimulus. Stress is a body`s method of reacting to a challenge. According to the stressful event, the body`s way to respond to stress is by sympathetic nervous system activation which results in the fight-or-flight re...
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Stress

[card game] Stress, or Hong Kong is a card game that uses a standard 52-card deck. Because of the rules of the game, it can only be played with a number of people that divides twelve (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, or 12 people). The objective of the game is to get all of a player`s piles to have four-of-a-kinds. Another version of stress is commonly playe...
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Stress

[journal] Stress is a bimonthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering research on stress in terms of: the mechanisms of stressful stimulation, the physiological and behavioural responses to stress, and their regulation, in both the short and long term; adaptive mechanisms, and the pathological consequences of stress. This includes research...
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Stress

[linguistics] In linguistics, stress is the relative emphasis that may be given to certain syllables in a word, or to certain words in a phrase or sentence. Stress is typically signaled by such properties as increased loudness and vowel length, full articulation of the vowel, and changes in pitch. The terms stress and accent are often used ...
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Stress

[mechanics] In continuum mechanics, stress is a physical quantity that expresses the internal forces that neighbouring particles of a continuous material exert on each other. For example, when a solid vertical bar is supporting a weight, each particle in the bar pulls on the particles immediately above and below it. When a liquid is under p...
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stress

[Noun] Worry caused by the pressure of too much work or personal problems.
Example: She was suffering from stress and finding it difficult to sleep.
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Stress

[psychological] In psychology, stress is a feeling of strain and pressure. Small amounts of stress may be desired, beneficial, and even healthy. Positive stress helps improve athletic performance. It also plays factor in motivation, adaptation, and reaction to the environment. Excessive amounts of stress however, may lead to many problems i...
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Stress

Stress noun [ Abbrev. from distress ; or confer Old French estrecier to press, pinch, (assumed) Late Latin strictiare , from Latin strictus . See Distress .] 1. Distress. [ Obsolete] « Sad hersal of his heavy stress Spenser. ...
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Stress

Stress transitive verb 1. To press; to urge; to distress; to put to difficulties. [ R.] Spenser. 2. To subject to stress, pressure, or strain.
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stress

1. Forcibly exerted influence, pressure. In dentistry, the pressure of the upper teeth against the lower in mastication. ... 2. The sum of the biological reactions to any adverse stimulus, physical, mental or emotional, internal or external, that tends to disturb the organisms homeostasis, should these compensating reactions be inadequate or inappr...
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stress

1. forcibly exerted influence; pressure. In dentistry, the pressure of the upper teeth against the lower in mastication. 2. the sum of the biological reactions to any adverse stimulus, physical, mental, or emotional, internal or external, that tends to disturb the organism's homeostasis; should these compensating reactions be inadequate or inappr.....
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Stress

A condition in which the organism is subjected to unfavorable or unfamiliar environmental conditions, resulting in some alteration in normal physical functioning. Short-term stress can often be overcome. Long-term stress can reduce resistance to disease and parasites, inhibit self-healing processes, and reduce life-span.
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