[ loh-ten-shuhn ]
/ ˈloʊˈtɛn ʃən /

adjective Electricity.

subjected to, or capable of operating under, relatively low voltage: low-tension wire.Abbreviation: lt, L.T.

Origin of low-tension

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for low-tension



subjected to, carrying, or capable of operating at a low voltageAbbreviation: LT
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Scientific definitions for low-tension


Having a low voltage, or designed to work at low voltages. Compare high-tension.
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