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Synonyms for tension
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tension, tenseness, stress(noun)

    (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense

    "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor"

    Synonyms:
    accent, strain, latent hostility, focus, tensity, tautness, tenseness, emphasis, stress

  2. tension, tensity, tenseness, tautness(noun)

    the physical condition of being stretched or strained

    "it places great tension on the leg muscles"; "he could feel the tenseness of her body"

    Synonyms:
    stress, tautness, tenseness, tightness, tensity, latent hostility

  3. tension(noun)

    a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature)

    "there is a tension created between narrative time and movie time"; "there is a tension between these approaches to understanding history"

    Synonyms:
    stress, tautness, tenseness, tensity, latent hostility

  4. tension(noun)

    (physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body

    "the direction of maximum tension moves asymptotically toward the direction of the shear"

    Synonyms:
    stress, tautness, tenseness, tensity, latent hostility

  5. latent hostility, tension(noun)

    feelings of hostility that are not manifest

    "he could sense her latent hostility to him"; "the diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions"

    Synonyms:
    stress, tenseness, tautness, tensity, latent hostility

  6. tension(noun)

    the action of stretching something tight

    "tension holds the belt in the pulleys"

    Synonyms:
    stress, tautness, tenseness, tensity, latent hostility

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tension

    Synonyms:
    stretch, strain, intentness, tightness, stiffness, force, tone, effort

    Antonyms:
    looseness, relaxation, laxity, atony, slackness

Editors Contribution

  1. stress

    a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.

    "he's obviously under a lot of stress"

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tension(n.)

    Synonyms:
    stretching, straining

  2. tension(n.)

    Synonyms:
    strain, rigor, severe effort

  3. tension(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Physics.) expansive force, elastic force

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How to use tension in a sentence?

  1. Reza Sanaye:

    Basics of Macro-systems' Behavior Prediction 1 .The Macro-systems with their sometimes stochastic behavior may be (good) indicators of the dispersal of information from a holistic standpoint as well as [to be discussed later on] from a regionally molecular anisotropic zone. 2. The data scattering as for systems with quasi-vector behavior on liquids, on gases, and amongst solids, when observed from an epi-phenomenological perspective versus a phenomenological one, can show that a number of classical views on mechanistic behavior of Macro-systems may be substituted with some “machinic” view.¬ 3. The abandonment of the purely mechanistic view of interfacial forces and the adoption of thermodynamic and probabilistic concepts such as free energy and entropy have been two of the most important steps towards getting out of the worn-out mechanistic notions into more abstract conceptualization of information dispersal, working instead of causality. 4. Comparison also has to be made between hermeneutics of the notion of entropic forces within and without the framework of established thermodynamics. The very word “force” is itself a bit too collocated with entropy already. What we are after is to make it next of kin to ideas of data, information, topology of data, and mereology of stochasticity. 5. The physico-chemical potentiality inside a variety of equilibrium states can be used as a platform for anisotropic configurations whereby not only the entropy of confinement, but also the entropy of dispersal find their true meaning. 6. Within contexts of classical accumulation and energy-growth models, the verifiability of any anisotropic reversal is also demonstrable, if not by means of a set of axioms, at least by multiplicities of interfacial behavior in which experimental data find their mereotopological ratios one in the neighborhood of the other (considering first, for the sake of simplicity, our state spaces to be of metric nature). 7. Thus, there remains the reciprocity of interfacial tensions calculations where surface tension gives rise to internal polarization of those data systems by which we should like to derive either axiomatic or multiple manifoldic regionalization of PREDICTION. 8. This, with a number of Chaotic and Strange-Attractors modifications, can potentially be applied even to the whole matrix of the Universe. 9. Most of the literature on systems (information) entropy regard mesoscopic level as THE one with highest aptitude for (physicalistic) data analysis. However, there are clues to indicate that some of the main streams of structuration and dynamics are EITHER in common amongst microscopic, mesoscopic, and macroscopic systems OR holistic patterns of the said structurations and dynamics can be derived one from the other two. For example, we shall show later—in the course of the unfolding of present notions—that density functional theory (DFT) which has become the physicists’ methodology for describing solids’ electronic structure, can also be extended to other methods or systems. Few-atom systems can implicate the already explicated order of, say, biomolecules if rigorous analyses are carried out over the transition phases (translational data mappings). 10. The level of likelihood of information dispersal in any nano- and pico-systems with/without (full) attachment to and/or dependence upon chemical energy exchange, relates to dynamics of differentials of those multiplicities of tubing interconnector manifolds which potentially have the capacity to harness thermal energy. This spells that consumption of chemical energy does not necessarily always act against the infusion of energy. Here, delineation has to be made over the minutiae of the differences between Micro- and Macro-systems. Any movement of lines of demarcation throughout the said systems over the issue of (non-)interdependency of data mereotopology on chemical energy exchange, may be predicted if classical nucleation and growth theories give their place to an even more rigorous science of Differences. Repetition of (observation) of such Differences makes it possible to see through some of the most “macro” levels of systematicity [we have already run some simulations of micro-spaces’ state mappings for purposes of clarifying how many of the plasma macro jet streams inside stars or in the inter-galaxial space move. Even magneticity has turned out, with all due caution, to be comparable]. The above-said Differences actually refer to potentialities within lines of thermodynamic exchanges based upon anisotropy of information. Such exchanges nominate themselves as MO exchanges when “micro” but as some the most specific gravito-convectional currents in usages for astrology, earth science, and ecology. Thence, the science will be brought out of prognosing the detailed balance of mesoscopic (ir-)reversibility in terms of data neighborhoods connectivity. On any differentiable manifold with its own ring of universal differentiable functions, we may determine to have the “installing” of modules of Kähler spaces where demarcation could be represented by: d(a+b)=da+db, d(ab)=adb+bda, and: dλ=0(a,b∈A,λ∈k)d(a+b)=da+db,d(ab)=adb+bda,dλ=0(a,b∈A,λ∈k) Where any one module has the formalism: dbdb (b∈Ab∈A). All these having been said, again we have the problematics of still remaining within the realm of classic calculus. It is likely that for Macrosystems we may decide not to apply the classical version.

  2. Ken Burns:

    Country music at its Big Bang was two different musics, the music of Jimmy Rogers, which is Saturday night, and the music of the Carter Family, which is Country Music morning. That's been in tension in all of American music and in American life, I would suggest, all the way through.

  3. Stewart Brand:

    Information Wants To Be Free. Information also wants to be expensive. Information wants to be free because it has become so cheap to distribute, copy, and recombine---too cheap to meter. It wants to be expensive because it can be immeasurably valuable to the recipient. That tension will not go away.

  4. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    I think we are going to keep seeing more tension, i think the 25% tariff bump is better than 50% chance. The market obviously does not want to see increased tariffs, so it's been kind of reacting to that.

  5. Yuzuru Hanyu:

    There's a special tension ahead of the worlds, i'm definitely a bit more emotional that they're taking place in Japan.


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