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Tension

Meanings and phrases

tension

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; tenseness; stress
  2. the physical condition of being stretched or strained; tensity; tenseness; tautness
  3. a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature)
  4. (physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body
  5. feelings of hostility that are not manifest; latent hostility
  6. the action of stretching something tight
n.
  1. surface tension at the surface separating two non-miscible liquids; interfacial tension

interfacial tension

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. surface tension at the surface separating two non-miscible liquids; interfacial surface tension

normal tension glaucoma

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. glaucoma that results from damage to the optic nerve although the intraocular pressure is normal

surface tension

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a phenomenon at the surface of a liquid caused by intermolecular forces
E.g.
  • The surface tension of strange matter is unknown.
  • This is not relevant to determine the surface tension.
  • From it we can determine the surface tension.

tension headache

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a headache located at the back of the head; usually caused by body tension resulting from overwork or psychological stress

tension between

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • His move intensified the tension between two clubs.
  • So there'll be more tension between the [three] of them.
  • This created tension between Generals and their operators.

built tension

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Wrestlers portrayed villains or heroes as they followed a series of events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.

tension and culminated

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Wrestlers portrayed villains or heroes as they followed a series of events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.

racial tension

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Mount Greenwood's history has been characterized by racial tension.
  • The group did hold a rally in the area, leading to accusations that it was fuelling racial tension.
  • They began as race-based employee forums that were created in response to racial tension in the 1960s.

political tension

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This only increased political tension due to its supposed contradictions.
  • Slavery was the central source of escalating political tension in the 1850s.
  • The level of political tension varies among different regions of the country.

sexual tension

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • There is a strong sexual tension, which appears hard to resolve.
  • The film explores the sexual tension between a wife and a husband serving a long jail sentence.
  • said the "luscious and sensuous" cinematography matched the sexual tension throughout the movie.

high tension

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Until now the two clubs always compete with high tension when they meet.
  • Performing on bass can be physically demanding, because the strings are under relatively high tension.
  • In a bid to shed his pursuers he brought his bomber down to pass under a group of high tension cables.
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