- noun the internal force, or load per unit area of a body that resists distortion or change of shape of the body
- verb to subject something to stress
- noun a condition where an outside influence changes the composition or functioning of something
- noun a state of anxiety or strain that can affect an animal’s health
- noun nervous tension or worry, caused by overwork, difficulty with managers, etc.
- intensity of internal force (i.e., force per unit area) exerted by either of two adjacent parts of a body on the other across an imagined plane of separation. When the forces are parallel to the plane, the stress is called shear stress; when the forces are normal to the plane, the stress is called normal stress; when the normal stress is directed toward the part on which it acts it is called compressive stress; when it is directed away from the part on which it acts it is called tensile stress.
- A force per unit area that causes strain. Stress is caused by the internal forces of a body which resist the lengthening, contraction, torsion, or other mechanical deformation caused by an external force. Also, to subject to such a force.
- To subject to operating conditions which are harsher than usual.
- noun physical pressure on an object or part of the body
- noun a factor or combination of factors in a person’s life which make him or her feel tired and anxious
- noun a condition in which an outside influence such as overwork or a mental or emotional state such as anxiety changes the working of the body and can affect the hormone balance
- acronym forstructural engineering system solver
(written as STRESS)