- the longitudinal deformation of an elastic body that results in its elongation.
- the force producing such deformation.
OTHER WORDS FROM tensionten·sion·al, adjectiveten·sion·less, adjectiveo·ver·ten·sion, nounsu·per·ten·sion, noun
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How to use tension in a sentence
Yes, cops are under stress and tension (though their jobs are far less dangerous than normally supposed).
But still the Middle East conflict does cause tension between many in these two communities.
“This tension was not well received at the Vatican,” according to Tosatti.Is The Pope Unprotected Now That He’s Fired the Head of the Swiss Guards?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That's a step forward from the tension of the past two years.
The increasing tension between Obama's team and Bibi's reflects this basic divergence in interests.Why’s Al Qaeda So Strong? Washington Has (Literally) No idea|Bruce Riedel|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The controlling leaders being out of gear the machine did not run smoothly: there was nothing but friction and tension.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
It depends upon the fact that bile acids lower surface tension.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
During so long drawn out a suspense I tried to ease the tension by dictation.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Thus the tension which serves to start the movement is intense, though the masses involved are not very great.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Throughout the country-side, wherever the echo of the wail was heard, a tension fell upon everything.Kari the Elephant|Dhan Gopal Mukerji
British Dictionary definitions for tension
- voltage, electromotive force, or potential difference
- (in combination)high-tension; low-tension