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.

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

(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

[n] - the physical condition of being stretched or strained 2. [n] - (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense 3. [n] - a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature) 4. [n] - (physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body 5. [n...
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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

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

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

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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