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tension (n):
the action of stretching something tight
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tension holds the belt in the pulleys
tension (n):
(physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body
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the direction of maximum tension moves asymptotically toward the direction of the shear
tension (n):
feelings of hostility that are not manifest
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he could sense her latent hostility to him.
the diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions
tension (n):
a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature)
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there is a tension created between narrative time and movie time.
there is a tension between these approaches to understanding history
tension (n):
(psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
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he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension.
stress is a vasoconstrictor

Related Words: stresstenseness
tension (n):
the physical condition of being stretched or strained
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it places great tension on the leg muscles.
he could feel the tenseness of her body

Related Words: tautnesstensenesstensity
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Erken kalkan yol alır.
If you wake up and get to work early, you will succeed.


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