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definition of the word tension

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From Middle French tension.

Singular
tension

Plural
tensions

tension (plural tensions)

  1. Psychological state of being tense.
  2. Condition of being held in a state between two or more forces, which are acting in opposition to each other
  3. (physics) (engineering) State of an elastic object which is stretched in a way which increases its length.
  4. (physics) Voltage. Usually only the terms low tension, high tension, and extra-high tension, and the abbreviations LT, HT, and EHT are used. They are not precisely defined; LT is normally a few volts, HT a few hundreds of volts, and EHT thousands of volts.


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