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high-tension

[ hahy-ten-shuhn ]
/ ˈhaɪˈtɛn ʃən /
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adjective Electricity.
subjected to or capable of operating under relatively high voltage: high-tension wire.
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Origin of high-tension

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for high-tension

high-tension

noun
(modifier) subjected to, carrying, or capable of operating at a relatively high voltagea high-tension wire Abbreviation: HT
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Scientific definitions for high-tension

high-tension

Having a high voltage, or designed to work at or sustain high voltages. High-tension wires used to carry electrical power over long distances sustain voltages over 200,000 volts. Compare low-tension.
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