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tension

  

      n  
1    the act of stretching or the state or degree of being stretched  
2    mental or emotional strain; stress  
3    a situation or condition of hostility, suspense, or uneasiness  
4      (Physics)   a force that tends to produce an elongation of a body or structure  
5      (Physics)  
a    voltage, electromotive force, or potential difference  
b    (in combination)  
high-tension, low-tension     
6    a device for regulating the tension in a part, string, thread, etc., as in a sewing machine  
7      (Knitting)   the degree of tightness or looseness with which a person knits  
     (C16: from Latin tensio, from tendere to strain)  
  tensional      adj  
  tensionless      adj  


high-tension  
      n   modifier   subjected to, carrying, or capable of operating at a relatively high voltage  
a high-tension wire        (Abbrev.)    HT  
low-tension  
      adj   subjected to, carrying, or capable of operating at a low voltage,   (Abbrev.)    LT  
surface tension  
      n  
1    a property of liquids caused by intermolecular forces near the surface leading to the apparent presence of a surface film and to capillarity, etc.  
2    a measure of this property expressed as the force acting normal to one side of a line of unit length on the surface: measured in newtons per metre.,   (Symbol)    T   <Ggamma10001, σ
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