# tensor

[ ten-ser, -sawr ]

## noun

1. Anatomy. a muscle that stretches or tightens some part of the body.
2. Mathematics. a mathematical entity with components that change in a particular way in a transformation from one coordinate system to another.

tensor

/ tɛnˈsɔːrɪəl; -sɔː; ˈtɛnsə /

## noun

1. anatomy any muscle that can cause a part to become firm or tense
2. maths a set of components, functions of the coordinates of any point in space, that transform linearly between coordinate systems. For three-dimensional space there are 3 r components, where r is the rank. A tensor of zero rank is a scalar, of rank one, a vector

tensor

/ tĕnsər,-sôr′ /

1. A structure of quantities arranged by zero or more indices, such as a scalar (zero indices), a vector (one index), or a matrix (two indices), which is invariant under transformations of coordinates.
2. Any of various muscles that stretch or tighten a body part, as the muscle that acts to tense the soft palate, called the tensor palati .

## Other Words From

• ten·so·ri·al [ten-, sawr, -ee-, uh, l, -, sohr, -], adjective

## Word History and Origins

Origin of tensor1

1695–1705; < New Latin: stretcher, equivalent to Latin tend ( ere ) to stretch ( tend 1 ) + -tor -tor, with dt > s

## Word History and Origins

Origin of tensor1

C18: from New Latin, literally: a stretcher

## Example Sentences

The advantage of using tensors is that GPUs, the chips that have powered the deep learning revolution, are able to process them very quickly in parallel.

With the Pixel 6 line, Google started building its own custom Tensor chips like how Apple creates custom chipsets for each version of the iPhone.

The particular tensors used in this problem are three-dimensional arrays of numbers composed of many different parts, each of which looks like a small matrix multiplication problem.

Matrix multiplication and this problem involving tensors are equivalent to each other in a sense, yet researchers already had faster procedures for solving the latter one.

In their new proof, Alman and Vassilevska Williams reduce the friction between the two problems and show that it’s possible to “buy” more matrix multiplication than previously realized for solving a tensor problem of a given size.

But for practical effect, you'd be better off trying to explain the fundamentals of tensor calculus.

At least they won't get angry and accuse you of heartlessly trying to kill them in order to save a few dollars on tensor fields.

Three men sat around a table which was littered with graphs, sketches of mathematical functions, and books of tensor formulae.

The chief physiological antagonistics of the glutei are the quadriceps femoris and tensor fascia lata.

In the case of the malleus there may be some resistance owing to the attachment of the tendon of the tensor tympani muscle.

Hence his apt qualification of the drug, "a tensor par excellence of the vocal cords."

Fauvel who gave our wine the very striking and exact title of "Tensor of the vocal cords."