tension

Definitions

General English

  • noun a state of hostility between countries, races, or groups

Aviation

  • noun a strained condition resulting from forces acting in opposition to each other

Construction

Electronics

  • The potential difference or electromotive force between two points, such as those in a circuit, expressed in volts, or in multiples of volts, such as kilovolts or millivolts. Also called voltage.
  • The condition of being stretched or pulled, often tightly. Also, the process or act of so stretching or pulling.
  • A force creating and/or maintaining a tension (2).

Medical

  • noun the act of stretching or the state of being stretched
  • noun an emotional strain or stress

Politics

  • noun a period when relations between states are difficult and they may take action against each other

Publishing

  • noun the tightness of a web of paper as it passes through a printing press
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