tension

  1. feelings of hostility that are not manifest
  2. a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
  3. the physical condition of being stretched or strained
  4. a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature)
  5. (physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body
  6. the action of stretching something tight
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tension

(Learning Modules / Mathematics / Bridges) Any force that acts in order to lengthen, or pull apart the ends of, a structural element. When hanging from a rope, both the rope and your arms, will be under Tension.
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tension

Stress that stretches or extends rocks, so that they become thinner vertically and longer laterally. Tension may be caused by divergence or rifting.
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tension

• The pressure or tension of a confined body of vapor. The pressure of a given saturated vapor is a function of the temperature only, and may be measured by introducing a small quantity of the substance into a barometer and noting the depression of the column of mercury. • (a.) The degree of stretching to which a wire, cord, piece of t......
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Tension

(1) In common usage, tension refers to a sense of heightened involvement, uncertainty, and interest
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tension

(from the article `bridge`) ...bridge form. A beam carries vertical loads by bending. As the beam bridge bends, it undergoes horizontal compression on the top. At the same time, ... When subjected to tension (pulling apart), a material elongates and eventually breaks. A simple static tension test determines the breaking point of ... ...
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tension

(L. tensio; Gr. tonos) 1. the act of stretching. 2. the condition of being stretched or strained; the degree to which anything is stretched or strained. 3. voltage. 4. the partial pressure of a gas in a fluid, e.g., of oxygen in blood.
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tension

(ten´shәn) the act of stretching. the condition of being stretched or strained; the degree to which something is stretched or strained. the partial pressure of a component of a gas mixture or of a gas dissolved in a fluid, such as oxygen in blood. voltage. mental, ...
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tension

1. The act of stretching. ... 2. The condition of being stretched or strained, the degree to which anything is stretched or strained. ... 3. <physics> Voltage. ... 4. <chemistry> The partial pressure of a gas in a fluid, for example, of oxygen in blood. ... Origin: L. Tensio, Gr. Tonos ... (13 Jan 1998) ...
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tension

noun the physical condition of being stretched or strained; `it places great tension on the leg muscles`; `he could feel the tenseness of her body`
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tension

noun the action of stretching something tight; `tension holds the belt in the pulleys`
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Tension

[geology] In geology, the term `tension` refers to a stress which stretches rocks in two opposite directions. The rocks become longer in a lateral direction and thinner in a vertical direction. One important result of tensile stress is jointing in rocks. However, tensile stress is rare because most subsurface stress is compressive, due to t...
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Tension

[music] In music, tension is the perceived need for relaxation or release created by a listener`s expectations. For example, dissonance may give way to consonance. Tension may also be produced through reiteration, increase in dynamic level, or gradual motion to a higher pitch. Experiments in music perception have explored perceived tension ...
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Tension

[physics] In physics, tension describes the pulling force exerted by each end of a string, cable, chain, or similar one-dimensional continuous object, or by each end of a rod, truss member, or similar three dimensional object. At the atomic level, tension is produced when atoms or molecules are pulled apart from each other and gain electrom...
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Tension

Ten'sion noun [ Latin tensio , from tendere , tensum , to stretch: confer French tension . See Tense , adjective ] 1. The act of stretching or straining; the state of being stretched or strained to stiffness; the state of being bent s...
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tension

a balance maintained in an artistic work (such as a poem, painting, or musical composition) between opposing forces or elements; a controlled ...
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Tension

A condition caused by the action of stretching or pulling of a component.
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Tension

A force tending to stretch or elongate a sample or material.
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tension

a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
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tension

a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
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tension

A state or condition of being pulled or stretched by a force
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tension

A stress that tends to pull a body apart.
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Tension

An axial force, which when applied to a member tends to increase its length.
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Tension

forces that pull rocks apart, resulting in normal faults and rift valleys.
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tension

See suspense
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