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Engelsk navneord: tension

1. tension (om tilstand) (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe suffered from fatigue and emotional tension.
Stress is a vasoconstrictor.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)stress, tenseness


Mindre specifikke termermental strain, nervous strain, strain


Mere specifikke termerbreaking point, yips


Overordnet emneområdepsychological science, psychology

2. tension (om tilstand) the physical condition of being stretched or strained


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningIt places great tension on the leg muscles.
He could feel the tenseness of her body.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)tautness, tenseness, tensity


Mindre specifikke termercondition, status


Mere specifikke termertone, tonicity, tonus

3. tension (om tilstand) a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThere is a tension created between narrative time and movie time.
There is a tension between these approaches to understanding history.


Mindre specifikke termerbalance


Overordnet emneområdeart, artistic creation, artistic production, literature

4. tension (om fænomen) (physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe direction of maximum tension moves asymptotically toward the direction of the shear.


Mindre specifikke termerstress


Overordnet emneområdenatural philosophy, physics

5. tension (om tilstand) feelings of hostility that are not manifest


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe could sense her latent hostility to him.
The diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)latent hostility


Mindre specifikke termerantagonism, enmity, hostility

6. tension (om handling) the action of stretching something tight


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningTension holds the belt in the pulleys.


Mindre specifikke termerstretching









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