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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
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Tension

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

The state or condition of being pulled or stretched.
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Tensegrity system further based on the tensional elements and in the second degree is designed based on the effectiveness of compressive components.
In the COB, siliceous rocks with a more preponderant distribution became younger from the eastern section to the western section, which is possibly attributed to the compressional setting of the eastern section and tensional setting of the western section due to the Neopaleozoic expanding of the paleo-tethys ocean [27].
Entre estos antecedentes prevalece el dolor de cabeza de tipo tensional en el 24% de los pacientes, seguido por otalgia, en el 20%.
Crustal thickness variations also can contribute with the compressional stress where the crust is thinner than normal and with the tensional stress where it is thicker than normal (Artyushkov, 1973).
'In the context of intrusive activity, structures created during tensional movement are the most prospective for porphyry emplacement' says Inca's Managing Director, Mr Ross Brown.
A categoria espiritualidade opera uma especie de canal aberto capaz de conectar ciencia, religiao e Estado, ao mesmo tempo que e uma categoria tensional, que mobiliza discursos, instituicoes e sujeitos que disputam o dominio sobre ela e o seu sentido.
Gentil (2014) classifica as formas de execucao do TR de acordo com a via a ser estimulada: Tensional ou Metabolica.
La semiotizacion del discurso se establece como reflexion en ciertas relaciones dialogicas, tales como, el ojo de la camara/el ojo humano, presencia/ausencia del cuerpo que habita un espacio; cuerpo y espacio, como variable dialectica tensional porque crea terceros conjuntos de significacion.