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- The pressure or tension of a confined body of vapor. The pressure of a given saturated vapor is a function of the temperature only, and may be measured by introducing a small quantity of the substance into a barometer and noting the depression of the column of mercury. 2
a. - The act of stretching or straining; the state of being stretched or strained to stiffness; the state of being bent strained; as, the tension of the muscles, tension of the larynx. 2
a. - Fig.: Extreme strain of mind or excitement of feeling; intense effort. 2
a. - The degree of stretching to which a wire, cord, piece of timber, or the like, is strained by drawing it in the direction of its length; strain. 2
a. - The force by which a part is pulled when forming part of any system in equilibrium or in motion; as, the tension of a srting supporting a weight equals that weight. 2
a. - A device for checking the delivery of the thread in a sewing machine, so as to give the stitch the required degree of tightness. 2
a. - Expansive force; the force with which the particles of a body, as a gas, tend to recede from each other and occupy a larger space; elastic force; elasticity; as, the tension of vapor; the tension of air. 2
a. - The quality in consequence of which an electric charge tends to discharge itself, as into the air by a spark, or to pass from a body of greater to one of less electrical potential. It varies as the quantity of electricity upon a given area. 2

The word "tension" uses 7 letters: E I N N O S T.

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a -   enations   sonatine   b -   bonniest   k -   inkstone   l -   insolent   m -   mentions   r -   intoners   ternions   s -   tensions   t -   tinstone   tontines  

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