### Tensor

whose columns are the stresses (forces per unit area) acting on the e1, e2, and e3 faces of the cube.]] Tensors are geometric objects that describe linear relations between vectors, scalars, and other tensors. Elementary examples of such relations include the dot product, the cross product, and linear maps. Vectors and scalars themselves are also ...
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### Tensor

• (n.) The ratio of one vector to another in length, no regard being had to the direction of the two vectors; -- so called because considered as a stretching factor in changing one vector into another. See Versor. • (n.) A muscle that stretches a part, or renders it tense.
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### tensor

(ten´sor) any muscle that stretches or makes tense.
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### tensor

1. <anatomy> A muscle that stretches a part, or renders it tense. ... 2. <geometry> The ratio of one vector to another in length, no regard being had to the direction of the two vectors; so called because considered as a stretching factor in changing one vector into another. See Versor. ... Origin: NL. See Tension. ... Source: Websters ...
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### tensor

noun any of several muscles that cause an attached structure to become tense or firm
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### tensor

(muscle) Type: Term Synonyms: tensor fasciae latae (muscle)
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### tensor

(muscle) Type: Term Synonyms: tensor tympani (muscle)
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### tensor

(muscle) Type: Term Synonyms: tensor veli palati (muscle)
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### Tensor

[intrinsic definition] In mathematics, the modern component-free approach to the theory of a tensor views a tensor as an abstract object, expressing some definite type of multi-linear concept. Their well-known properties can be derived from their definitions, as linear maps or more generally; and the rules for manipulations of tensors arise...
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### Tensor

Ten'sor noun [ New Latin See Tension .] 1. (Anat.) A muscle that stretches a part, or renders it tense. 2. (Geom.) The ratio of one vector to another in length, no regard being had to the direction of the two vectors; -- so called because considered as a stretchi...
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### tensor

A generalization of a vector; tensors originated in the 19th century as an abstract mathematical concept. A tensor is specified in terms of a set of coordinates, so that its form changes if a different set of mathematical coordinates is chosen. However, tensors have the property that any equation in...
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### Tensor

A muscle that stretches or tightens some part of the body.

### Tensor

A tensor is a type of muscle which tightens or stretches a part of the body.
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### tensor

Latin tensus = stretched; hence a muscle which produces tension.
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### Tensor

Ration of increase in length of a vector.
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### tensor

tensor 1. Any muscle that stretches, or tenses, some part of the body. 2. In mathematics, an abstract object representing a generalization of the vector concept and having a specified system of components that undergo certain types of transformation under changes of the coordinate system.
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### tensor

tensor, in mathematics, quantity that depends linearly on several vector variables and that varies covariantly with respect to some variables and contravariantly with respect to others when the coordinate axes are rotated (see Cartesian coordinates). Tensors appear throughout mathematics, though the...