Definition of Tension

Tension a. means: The quality in consequence of which an electric charge tends to discharge itself, as into the air by a spark, or to pass from a body of greater to one of less electrical potential. It varies as the quantity of electricity upon a given area.

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Tension a. means: The quality in consequence of which an electric charge tends to discharge itself, as into the air by a spark, or to pass from a body of greater to one of less electrical potential. It varies as the quantity of electricity upon a given area.

Meaning of Tension

Tension (a.) means: The quality in consequence of which an electric charge tends to discharge itself, as into the air by a spark, or to pass from a body of greater to one of less electrical potential. It varies as the quantity of electricity upon a given area.

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Tension (a.): Expansive force; the force with which the particles of a body, as a gas, tend to recede from each other and occupy a larger space; elastic force; elasticity; as, the tension of vapor; the tension of air.

Tension (a.): The act of stretching or straining; the state of being stretched or strained to stiffness; the state of being bent strained; as, the tension of the muscles, tension of the larynx.

Rod (n.): A member used in tension, as for sustaining a suspended weight, or in tension and compression, as for transmitting reciprocating motion, etc.; a connecting bar.

Tonometry (n.): measurement of tension, esp. the tension of the eyeball.

Tension (a.): The force by which a part is pulled when forming part of any system in equilibrium or in motion; as, the tension of a srting supporting a weight equals that weight.

Tonic (a.): Of or pertaining to tension; increasing tension; hence, increasing strength; as, tonic power.

Tensure (n.): Tension.

Funicular (a.): Dependent on the tension of a cord.

Unstring (v. t.): To relax the tension of; to loosen.

Tonometer (n.): An instrument for measuring tension, esp. that of the eyeball.

Straint (n.): Overexertion; excessive tension; strain.

Brace (n.): The state of being braced or tight; tension.

Tensioned (a.): Extended or drawn out; subjected to tension.

Isotonic (a.): Having or indicating, equal tones, or tension.

Erection (n.): State of being stretched to stiffness; tension.

Entonic (a.): Having great tension, or exaggerated action.

Tensive (a.): Giving the sensation of tension, stiffness, or contraction.

Pin (n.): A peg in musical instruments, for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings.

Bent (v.): Tension; force of acting; energy; impetus.

Pace (n.): A device in a loom, to maintain tension on the warp in pacing the web.

Stay (n.): Strictly, a part in tension to hold the parts together, or stiffen them.

Tensity (n.): The quality or state of being tense, or strained to stiffness; tension; tenseness.

Tension (a.): Fig.: Extreme strain of mind or excitement of feeling; intense effort.

Bracer (n.): A medicine, as an astringent or a tonic, which gives tension or tone to any part of the body.

Chord (n.): The upper or lower part of a truss, usually horizontal, resisting compression or tension.

Psychrometer (n.): An instrument for measuring the tension of the aqueous vapor in the atmosphere, being essentially a wet and dry bulb hygrometer.

Slacken (a.): To become slack; to be made less tense, firm, or rigid; to decrease in tension; as, a wet cord slackens in dry weather.

Set (n.): Permanent change of figure in consequence of excessive strain, as from compression, tension, bending, twisting, etc.; as, the set of a spring.

Tonicity (n.): The state of healthy tension or partial contraction of muscle fibers while at rest; tone; tonus.

Tension (a.): The degree of stretching to which a wire, cord, piece of timber, or the like, is strained by drawing it in the direction of its length; strain.

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Words, slangs, sentences and phrases similar to Tension

Meaning of TENSION

TENSION means: crack

Meaning of tension

tension means: Crack Cocaine

Meaning of Bar Taut

Bar Taut means: Said of a rope when it is under such tension that it is practically rigid.

Meaning of TWO AND EIGHT

TWO AND EIGHT means: Two and eight is London Cockney rhyming slang for state (tension).

Meaning of Deadeyes

Deadeyes means: Circular blocks in the shrouds or stays to adjust tension.

Meaning of blob strop

blob strop means: Noun. Of females, a fit of anger brought on through premenstrual tension.

Meaning of Frap

Frap means: To bind together in order to increase tension or to prevent from blowing loose.

Meaning of Bottlescrew

Bottlescrew means: A device for adjusting tension in stays, shrouds and similar lines.

Meaning of Cunningham

Cunningham means: A line used to control the tension along a sail's luff in order to maintain proper sail shape.

Meaning of Cut Splice

Cut Splice means: A join between two lines, similar to an eye-splice, where each rope end is joined to the other a short distance along, making an opening which closes under tension.

Meaning of Outhaul

Outhaul means: A control line that adjusts tension along the foot of the sail, pulling the clew away from the tack; used to maintain proper sail shape.

Meaning of Turnbuckle

Turnbuckle means: A threaded, adjustable fitting, used for stays, lifelines and sometimes other rigging. It is used to to maintain correct tension on standing rigging. Can also be used to pull objects together.

Meaning of GEEWILLIES

GEEWILLIES means: Geewillies is slang for nervousness, tension.

Meaning of Danforth Anchor

Danforth Anchor means: A brand of lightweight anchor. It has pivoting flukes that dig into the ground as tension is placed on the anchor.

Meaning of Running Backstay, Runners

Running Backstay, Runners means: Adjustable stays used to support and control tension on the mast when the wind is from abaft the beam; temporary backstays used to stabilize the mast and prevent undue flexing due to the pumping action of the sea.

Meaning of Ease, Ease Off

Ease, Ease Off means: To let out a line or sail slowly; to slacken or relieve tension on a line; to take pressure off.

Meaning of Mole grip

Mole grip means: n 1 one of those fiendishly complicated wrench-type devices which can have its tension adjusted by means of a screw on the handle end. Americans know them better as “vise grips,” but it’s probably safe to say that if you don’t know what I’m talking about on either score then you are not going to live life at a great deficit. 2 popular sexual position. This is a joke.

Meaning of coconut

coconut means: Term to describe 'people of the darker persuasion', who have been brought up in the UK, especially those from the Indian Subcontinent whose families have strict cultural rules about acceptable behaviour. It arose from them looking 'brown' on the outside, but feeling 'white' on the inside. The result is usually high levels of tension between themselves and their families.

Meaning of RUSSIANS ARE COMING

RUSSIANS ARE COMING means: Russians are coming is British slang for premenstrual tension.

Meaning of Snubber

Snubber means: A spring line tied from the boat to chain rode, usually near the water's surface. It helps disperse tension forces. It also prevents damage to the boat by ground tackle and can help in the retrieval of the ground tackle in heavy weather.

Meaning of Tension

Tension means: Expansive force; the force with which the particles of a body, as a gas, tend to recede from each other and occupy a larger space; elastic force; elasticity; as, the tension of vapor; the tension of air.

Meaning of Tension

Tension means: The act of stretching or straining; the state of being stretched or strained to stiffness; the state of being bent strained; as, the tension of the muscles, tension of the larynx.

Meaning of Rod

Rod means: A member used in tension, as for sustaining a suspended weight, or in tension and compression, as for transmitting reciprocating motion, etc.; a connecting bar.

Meaning of Tonometry

Tonometry means: measurement of tension, esp. the tension of the eyeball.

Meaning of Tension

Tension means: The force by which a part is pulled when forming part of any system in equilibrium or in motion; as, the tension of a srting supporting a weight equals that weight.

Meaning of Tonic

Tonic means: Of or pertaining to tension; increasing tension; hence, increasing strength; as, tonic power.

Meaning of Tensure

Tensure means: Tension.

Meaning of Funicular

Funicular means: Dependent on the tension of a cord.

Meaning of Unstring

Unstring means: To relax the tension of; to loosen.

Meaning of Tonometer

Tonometer means: An instrument for measuring tension, esp. that of the eyeball.

Meaning of Straint

Straint means: Overexertion; excessive tension; strain.

Meaning of Brace

Brace means: The state of being braced or tight; tension.

Meaning of Tensioned

Tensioned means: Extended or drawn out; subjected to tension.

Meaning of Isotonic

Isotonic means: Having or indicating, equal tones, or tension.

Meaning of Erection

Erection means: State of being stretched to stiffness; tension.

Dictionary words and meanings

Meaning of Cankering

Cankering means: of Canker

Meaning of Explat

Explat means: Alt. of Explate

Meaning of Falsification

Falsification means: The showing an item of charge in an account to be wrong.

Meaning of Personalty

Personalty means: The state of being a person; personality.

Meaning of Redrawn

Redrawn means: of Redraw

Slang words and meanings

Meaning of founder

founder means: Verb. To freeze, to become chilled. [Irish use]

Meaning of nose wipe

nose wipe means: Noun. A handerkerchief or tissue for the purposes of wiping one's nose.

Meaning of Skrill, 

Skrill,  means: Also:  skrilla, (skrill, SKRIL-a) n., money, cash.  “I can’t go out unless I get some skrill.”  [Etym., Berkeley High]

Meaning of scope

scope means: Look at, examine, ogle. Wow! Is it that late? I have to scoot.

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