- Anatomy. a muscle that stretches or tightens some part of the body.
- Mathematics. a mathematical entity with components that change in a particular way in a transformation from one coordinate system to another.
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Contemporary Examples of tensor
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.
Historical Examples of tensor
"I'm not so sure about that endocrine shift, sir," Tensor stated emotionlessly.
His image smiled into Tensor's mind and then hesitated as he saw the concern there.
Quickly Tensor moved up parallel to it, while he speculated on what it meant.
Tensor could only assume that his point of view was becoming less abstract.
Again she smiled dazzlingly and with devastating effect on Tensor.
- anatomy any muscle that can cause a part to become firm or tense
- 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
Word Origin for tensor
muscle that stretches a part, 1704, Modern Latin agent noun of Latin tendere "to stretch" (see tenet).
- A muscle that stretches or tightens a body part.
- 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.
- 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.