mental, emotional or nervous strain
condition when feelings are tense or relations between people, group, etc.
state or degree of stretching or being stretched
"he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"
"stress is a vasoconstrictor"
"it places great tension on the leg muscles"
"he could feel the tenseness of her body"
"there is a tension created between narrative time and movie time"
"there is a tension between these approaches to understanding history"
"the direction of maximum tension moves asymptotically toward the direction of the shear"
"he could sense her latent hostility to him"
"the diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions"
"tension holds the belt in the pulleys"
Wood is three or four times as strong in tension as it is in compression.
出自： J. E. Gordon