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tension British & World English

The state of being stretched tight

tension English Thesaurus

the tension of the rope

low tension British & World English

An electrical potential not large enough to cause injury or damage if diverted

pre-tension British & World English

Apply tension to (an object) before manufacture or use

pre-tension New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

apply tension to before manufacture or use

high tension British & World English

Another term for high voltage.

post-tension British & World English

Strengthen (reinforced concrete) by applying tension to the reinforcing rods after the concrete has set

surface tension British & World English

The tension of the surface film of a liquid caused by the attraction of the particles in the surface layer by the bulk of the liquid, which tends to minimize surface area