- 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
How to use tension in a sentence
Proving impossibility in this way requires stepping back and seeing how different mathematical rules — like the polygon angle sum formula and the definition of a convex polygon — exist in tension.Some Math Problems Seem Impossible. That Can Be a Good Thing.|Patrick Honner|November 18, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Geopolitical tensions have affected the development process due to growing hostility toward Beijing from some countries over a range of issues like trade and the pandemic’s origins.A leading Chinese COVID vaccine resumes trials after brief pause|Claire Zillman, reporter|November 12, 2020|Fortune
That’s more immersive, and it also builds that tension and excitement amongst users as well.MTV partners with Unrd to create a mobile version of ‘Ghosted: Love Gone Missing’|Anthony Ha|November 11, 2020|TechCrunch
Similar tensions already appear to be building regarding forthcoming missions to the moon and the asteroid belt.
Political tension vibrates in advance of the coming election.‘When terrible things happen, our numbers go up’: How NYT Cooking is approaching the pandemic, politics and inclusion|Steven Perlberg|November 2, 2020|Digiday
In other words, combine a small bending moment with a considerable tensional stress.On Laboratory Arts|Richard Threlfall
The Tensional Strength of timber for safety may be taken at 2000 lbs.Instructions on Modern American Bridge Building|G. B. N. Tower
British Dictionary definitions for tension
- voltage, electromotive force, or potential difference
- (in combination)high-tension; low-tension