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Definitions of tension:

  • noun:   the action of stretching something tight
    Example: "Tension holds the belt in the pulleys"
  • noun:   (physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body
    Example: "The direction of maximum tension moves asymptotically toward the direction of the shear"
  • noun:   a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature)
    Example: "There is a tension created between narrative time and movie time"
  • noun:   (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
    Example: "He suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"
  • noun:   the physical condition of being stretched or strained
    Example: "It places great tension on the leg muscles"
  • noun:   feelings of hostility that are not manifest
    Example: "The diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions"


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