[ hahy-ten-shuh n ]
/ ˈhaɪˈtɛn ʃən /

adjective Electricity.

subjected to or capable of operating under relatively high voltage: high-tension wire.

Origin of high-tension

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



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