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tension

Pronunciation: /ˈtentʃən; ˈtenʃən/

Translation of tension in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 c and u (of situation) tensión (feminine), tirantez (feminine) the joke helped to relieve the tension el chiste ayudó a aflojar la tensión
    Example sentences
    • There has often been tension between conflicting ideas about the scope of EU competence and the policy-making process.
    • There is a basic tension between the idea of the rule of law and other aspects of the Constitution which still reflect an alternative principle that the law must serve the party state.
    • Herein lies the primary tension between the two conflicting and apparently contradictory trends regarding immigration throughout the west.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (felt by person) tensión (feminine) nervous tension tensión nerviosa (before noun/delante del nombre) tension headache[ dolor de cabeza producido por la tensión ]
    Example sentences
    • Mental tension and physical stress are not needed when you are vulnerable and sensitive to pressures of any kind.
    • Motherwort is reputed to release tension caused by emotional and mental stress.
    • You need to avoid mental tension and stress as they can manifest health problems.
    1.3 countable/numerable (opposition) conflicto (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The water going down your plughole, the planets going around the sun, the electrons spinning around a nucleus, they all reflect the same dynamic tension between opposing forces.
    • An answer was provided by inflation: the idea that the universe was born in a state of tension, forcing it to expand enormously fast.
    • Controlling the oil in the crankcase significantly reduces ring tension to unlock even more power by minimizing friction.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (tautness) tensión (feminine); (in sewing, knitting) tensión (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The competing forces of gravity at the lower end and outward centripetal acceleration at the farther end keep the cable under tension.
    • In string theory, as in guitar playing, the string must be stretched under tension in order to become excited.
    • I then dial in the cable tension so it lets the chain drop easily to the inner ring and not rub on the cage when on the largest cog.
    Example sentences
    • Test on fabric scraps for the best tension and stitch length.
    • Uneven stitches usually indicate the tension is out of balance.
    • Observe the stitch, adjusting the tension until the stitch is formed correctly.
  • 3 uncountable/no numerable [Electricity/Electricidad] tensión (feminine) high/low tension alta/baja tensión
    Example sentences
    • Tsagas found that the magnetic tension in bent magnetic field lines tends to flatten the surrounding space.
    • Researchers believe this tension results in stripes that are stable under magnetic fields of a certain strength.
    • It's the electromagnetic tension field, not the power that stand for the interdimensional interaction.

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