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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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'We've paid Rs310 million to K-Electric for shifting the high tension lines and cables during the construction of the Green Line Bus Project,' Channa claimed.
As a result, the low income group moved to urban centres and established slums or squatter settlement over the state land, particularly on land of strategic, hazardous zones, under high tension lines, river beds, abutting drainage, along with railway tracks and amenity plots.
He asked them to maintain high tension and low tension lines, polls and electricity wires to avert accidents.
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The students were set the challenge of designing an automatic device to take up the sag in overhead tension lines caused by hot weather.
One such structure, the X-Piece pictured above, has plywood X-modules held in suspension by tension lines. The "floating" sculpture holds itself stable through prestressed members.
The cable companies are asking that the Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (INDOTEL) oppose that firm's intent to win the tender for the project to supply, install and operate optical fiber cables on the high tension lines of the CDE.
The administration installed 1978 km high tension lines for upgradation of the system and to provide electricity with best voltage to consumers.