Apply a force to (something) that tends to stretch it
The state of being stretched tight
the parachute keeps the cable under tension as it drops
The state of having the muscles stretched tight, esp. as causing strain or discomfort
the elimination of neck tension can relieve headaches
A strained state or condition resulting from forces acting in opposition to each other
The degree of tightness of stitches in knitting and machine sewing
Mental or emotional strain
a mind that is affected by stress or tension cannot think as clearly
A strained political or social state or relationship
the coup followed months of tension between the military and the government
A relationship between ideas or qualities with conflicting demands or implications
the basic tension between freedom and control
(psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor"
the physical condition of being stretched or strained; "it places great tension on the leg muscles"; "he could feel the tenseness of her body"
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"
(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"
latent hostility: feelings of hostility that are not manifest; "he could sense her latent hostility to him"; "the diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions"
the action of stretching something tight; "tension holds the belt in the pulleys"
Tension is the second studio album by Christian rock band Dizmas. It was released on Credential Recordings in 2007.
Tension is a Taiwanese R&B/Pop/A cappella group that consists of 5 members, signed by record label, EMI Taiwan.
Tension (1949) is a crime thriller film noir directed by John Berry, and written by Allen Rivkin, based on a story written by John D. Klore. The drama features Richard Basehart, Audrey Totter, Cyd Charisse, and others.
The Void (also known as Tension, Тургор) is a 2008 survival horror adventure computer game developed by the Russian studio Ice-Pick Lodge and published in Russia, other CIS-countries, and Poland by ND Games on 17 April 2008. ...
In knitting, the word Gauge is used both in hand knitting and machine knitting; the latter, technical abbreviation GG, refers to "Knitting Machines" fineness size. In both cases, the term refers to the number of stitches per inch, not the size of the finished garment. ...
In music, tension is the perceived need for relaxation or release created by a listener's expectations. For example, dissonance may give way to consonance. Tension may also be produced through reiteration or gradual motion to a higher pitch (Kliewer 1975, p.290).
Condition of being held in a state between two or more forces, which are acting in opposition to each other; (engineering) State of an elastic object which is stretched in a way which increases its length; (engineering) Force transmitted through a rope, string, cable, or similar object (used ...
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Force, or force per tape width. The force on a tape as it is transported through a recorder. A tape wound on a reel with high tension results in a tape pack with a high interwinding stress. See stress.
Stress in a structural member created by forces tending to draw it apart longitudinally.
Describes a physical connection, opposite to compression, in which a stress exists at the point(s) of contact directed away from the contact point(s) between partners. ...
Refers to the amount of tension applied to the threads by the sewing machine, which can be adjusted. ...
An act of stretching or pulling tight.
Stress on a material tending to cause extension of the material.
Tautness of thread when forming stitches. Top thread tension, as well as bobbin thread tension, needs to be set. Proper thread tension is achieved when about one third of the thread showing on the underside of the fabric on a column stitch is bobbin thread.
The artistically satisfying equilibrium of opposing forces in a poem, usually referring to the use of language and imagery, but often applied to other elements, such as dramatic structure, rhythmic patterns, and sometimes to the aesthetic value of the poem as a whole.
An unstable state in music. It is most commonly thought of in terms of harmonic dissonance but may come from many different sources.
(1) In common usage, tension refers to a sense of heightened involvement, uncertainty, and interest an audience experiences as the climax of the action approaches. ...