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tension

1. Physics a force that tends to produce an elongation of a body or structure
2. Physics voltage, electromotive force, or potential difference
3. a device for regulating the tension in a part, string, thread, etc., as in a sewing machine

Tension

A pulling or stretching force in line with the axis of the body; the opposite of compression, which is a pushing, crushing stress.

tension

[′ten·chən]
(mechanics)
The condition of a string, wire, or rod that is stretched between two points.
The force exerted by the stretched object on a support.
(mechanical engineering)
A device on a textile manufacturing machine or a sewing machine that regulates the tautness and the movement of the thread or the fabric. Also known as tension device.

tension

The state or condition of being pulled or stretched.
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