General English

General Science

  • 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)