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

[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

Term coined by Allen Tate for the totality of meaning within a poem. It derives from the logical terms 'extension' and 'intension'.
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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 force applied by the reel motors of a tape machine during play mode so that the tape is evenly wound on to the take up reel (take up tension) and so that the tape is held against the heads (hold back tension from the supply reel).
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Tension

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

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

The force or load that produces elongation.
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Tension

The mechanical control of unwinding a rewinding paper, film, foil and other roll materials. The stress caused by a force operating to extend, stretch or pull apart.
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Tension

Tension: 1) The pressure within a vessel, such as blood pressure: the pressure within the blood vessels. For example, elevated blood pressure is referred to as hypertension. 2) Stress, especially stress that is translated into clenched scalp muscles and bottled-up emotions or anxiety. This is the type of tension blamed for tension headaches.
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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

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

(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

• 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

(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

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

(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

tension, tensional 1. A tensing or being tensed. 2. Mental or nervous strain, often accompanied by muscular tautness. 3. A state of strained relations; uneasiness due to mutual hostility. 4. Stress on a material produced by the pull of forces tending to cause extension. 5. In physiology and pathology, the condition, in any part of the body, of bein...
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Tension

The force in pounds of kilograms on a conductor installed overhead. Too much tension on an overhead line can contribute to mechanical failure.
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Tension

The act of stretching.
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tension

See suspense
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Tension

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