Definition of Tension


  • the action of stretching something tight
    "tension holds the belt in the pulleys"
  • feelings of hostility that are not manifest
    "he could sense her latent hostility to him"
    "the diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions"
    - latent hostility
  • (physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body
    "the direction of maximum tension moves asymptotically toward the direction of the shear"
  • a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature)
    "there is a tension created between narrative time and movie time"
    "there is a tension between these approaches to understanding history"
  • the physical condition of being stretched or strained
    "it places great tension on the leg muscles"
    "he could feel the tenseness of her body"
  • (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
    "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"
    "stress is a vasoconstrictor"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble tension

140 unscramble word found using the letters tension.

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