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I count on chiropractic sessions to keep my body aligned. Standing for hours can impact my posture, and that can throw the rest of my body out of whack. Acupuncture helps me relax and release stress. I'm also very into massage to help release tension in my back, neck, and shoulders.
Giada De Laurentiis

Meaning of "tension" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TENSION

From Latin tensiō, from tendere to strain.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TENSION

tension  [ˈtɛnʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TENSION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tension is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TENSION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of tension in the English dictionary

The first definition of tension in the dictionary is the act of stretching or the state or degree of being stretched. Other definition of tension is mental or emotional strain; stress. Tension is also a situation or condition of hostility, suspense, or uneasiness.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TENSION


abstention
əbˈstɛnʃən
attention
əˈtɛnʃən
contention
kənˈtɛnʃən
detention
dɪˈtɛnʃən
distension
dɪsˈtɛnʃən
extension
ɪkˈstɛnʃən
hyperextension
ˌhaɪpərɪkˈstɛnʃən
hypertension
ˌhaɪpəˈtɛnʃən
hypotension
ˌhaɪpəʊˈtɛnʃən
intension
ɪnˈtɛnʃən
intention
ɪnˈtɛnʃən
irretention
ɪrɪˈtɛnʃən
mention
ˈmɛnʃən
normotension
ˈnɔːməʊˌtɛnʃən
overattention
ˌəʊvərəˈtɛnʃən
overextension
ˌəʊvərɪkˈstɛnʃən
pretension
prɪˈtɛnʃən
protension
prəʊˈtɛnʃən
retention
rɪˈtɛnʃən
sustention
səˈstɛnʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TENSION

tensibleness
tensibly
tensile
tensile load
tensile strength
tensile stress
tensilely
tensileness
tensility
tensimeter
tensiometer
tensiometric
tensiometry
tension headache
tensional
tensionally
tensioner
tensionless
tensity
tensive

WORDS THAT END LIKE TENSION

air suspension
apprehension
ascension
coefficient of expansion
commission
comprehension
declension
dimension
en pension
Executive Mansion
expansion
file extension
hair extension
independent suspension
mansion
pension
reading comprehension
recension
retirement pension
surface tension
thermal expansion

Synonyms and antonyms of tension in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TENSION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «tension» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of tension

Translation of «tension» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TENSION

Find out the translation of tension to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tension from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tension» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

紧张
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tensión
570 millions of speakers

English

tension
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तनाव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تَوَتُّر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

напряжение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tensão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চিন্তা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tension
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ketegangan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Spannung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

緊張
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

긴장
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tension
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tình trạng căng thẳng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பதற்றம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ताण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gerginlik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tensione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

napięcie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

напруга
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tensiune
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένταση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spanning
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spänning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spenning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tension

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TENSION»

The term «tension» is very widely used and occupies the 7.431 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TENSION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tension

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10 QUOTES WITH «TENSION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tension.
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Jacques Audiard
I think 'Scarface' is a great film, but if you have a character like Tony Montana, you don't identify with him at all. I think it's very interesting instead to identify yourself with a character you don't like all the time. You can create a tension between the fiction and the viewer. You force the spectator to wonder about his actions.
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Tony Blair
You know, the media and politicians are always gonna be in a bit of tension with one another and probably most of the time that's healthy and indeed even creative. But it's where - it's really when news organisations are used as kind of instruments of politics that it gets tricky.
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Guillaume Canet
In any group there is more or less tension between people, and there are complicities and affinities.
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Dan Colen
For all the drama we all have with our families and all the tension and hostility, I couldn't have done this without my family. Being the people that they are - they're crazy - made it possible for me to be crazy and to live a lifestyle of my own design.
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Jimmy Connors
I had true rivalries. Not only did I want to beat my opponent, but I didn't want to let him up, either. I had a rivalry with Mac, Lendl, Borg. Everybody knew there was tension between us, on court and off. That's what's really ingrained in my mind: 'This is real. This isn't a soft rivalry.' There were no hugs and kisses.
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Patricia Cornwell
Botox not only helps with wrinkles, it actually makes you feel more relaxed as frowning causes tension.
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Greg Daniels
I wrote Steve Carell's last episode. I think it was a really good episode, but there's always a tension between what's good for the series and what's good for an episode, because the more closure you put on an episode, the more significant feeling it is.
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Angela Davis
The work of the political activist inevitably involves a certain tension between the requirement that position be taken on current issues as they arise and the desire that one's contributions will somehow survive the ravages of time.
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Giada De Laurentiis
I count on chiropractic sessions to keep my body aligned. Standing for hours can impact my posture, and that can throw the rest of my body out of whack. Acupuncture helps me relax and release stress. I'm also very into massage to help release tension in my back, neck, and shoulders.
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Eminem
Honestly, I'd love to be remembered as one of the best to ever pick up a mic, but if I'm doing my part to lessen some racial tension I feel good about what I'm doing.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TENSION»

Discover the use of tension in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tension and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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10 Simple Solutions to Stress: How to Tame Tension and Start ...
These ten simple techniques--drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy, mind-body medicine, and positive psychology--can help anyone avoid anxiety-related problems and feel more vibrant and healthy by managing stress.
Claire Michaels Wheeler, 2007
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Tension Structures: Form and Behaviour
This book discusses the role of stable minimal surfaces, in finding optimal shapes of membrane and cable structures. It also presents numerical modelling of the structural form.
Wanda J. Lewis, 2003
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Effect of Temperature and Impurities on Surface Tension of ...
Surface tension is one of the major issues encountered in the oil industry. This study investigated the laboratory effect of temperature and impurities on surface tension of crude oil samples and water.
Stephen Gekwu Udeagbara, 2010
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Tension Areas in Centre-state Relations
Centralising Remains A Major Inpediment To Harmonions Centre-State Relations. The Ii Chapters Of The Book Pick Up Sequentially, The Discordant Notes From Nehru To Narasimha Rao. Without Dustjacket.
Kiran Pal, 1993
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Wire Ropes: Tension, Endurance, Reliability
This book is an indispendable source for everybody working with wire ropes - the construction engineers, operators and supervisors of machines and installations running on wire ropes.
Klaus Feyrer, 2007
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Surface and Interfacial Tension: Measurement, Theory, and ...
This edited volume offers complete coverage of the latest theoretical, experimental, and computer-based data as summarized by leading international researchers.
Stanley Hartland, 2004
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Tension-Type and Cervicogenic Headache: Pathophysiology, ...
Written and contributed by international experts, Tension-Type and Cervicogenic Headache: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management provides the best current evidence on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of patients with the ...
C?sar Fern?ndez-de-las-Pe?as, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Robert Gerwin, 2010
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In Tension Between Organization and Profession: ...
What is it like to be a professional in todays Nordic public sector organisations? This book describes everyday problems experienced by individuals in official positions.
Carola Aili, 2008
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A Creative Tension: The Foreign Policy Roles of the ...
A Creative Tension is the most extensive analysis of the congressional and presidential roles in foreign policy by a former member of Congress.
Lee H. Hamilton, 2002
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The Essential Tension: Selected Studies in Scientific ...
"Kuhn has the unmistakable address of a man, who, so far from wanting to score points, is anxious above all else to get at the truth of matters."—Sir Peter Medawar, Nature
Thomas S. Kuhn, 1977

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TENSION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tension is used in the context of the following news items.
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Reduction in Indo-Pak tension suites all parties: US
Washington: The US has said that a reduction in tension between India and Pakistan suites all parties and both the countries should work together to attain ... «Zee News, Jul 15»
2
Encourage India and Pakistan to Take Steps to Reduce Tension
Washington: While declining comment on India's surgical strike on militants in Myanmar, the US has asked India and Pakistan to take steps to reduce tensions ... «NDTV, Jun 15»
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15 Killed After High-Tension Wire Falls on Bus in Rajasthan
Tragedy struck a marriage party when 15 of its members, including eight minors, were electrocuted to death after the bus they were travelling in came in contact ... «NDTV, Jun 15»
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Tension-Type Headaches Linked to Neck Weakness
It appears that patients with tension-type headache (TTH) have relatively weak neck extension muscles, a new study shows. Researchers found that these ... «Medscape, May 15»
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Muscle weakness may contribute to tension headaches
Strength training might help prevent tension headaches, or at least reduce their pain, according to a small Danish study. Researchers found that neck and ... «Fox News, May 15»
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Cruz accuses Obama of inflaming racial tension, suggesting partial …
To support his assertion about Obama's culpability for racial tensions, he cited a campaign comment by Vice President Joe Biden to an African-American group, ... «Dallas Morning News, Apr 15»
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NYPD chief: "Much less tension" between police and mayor
And I think the raw of emotions two police officers murdered have healed somewhat in the city. So there's much less tension, fortunately, in that regard, in our city ... «CBS News, Apr 15»
8
Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis cancels Venezuela shows amid …
BOGOTA, Colombia – American jazz legend Wynton Marsalis has canceled concerts in Venezuela at a time of rising tensions between the two nations. The New ... «Fox News, Mar 15»
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Vin Diesel speaks on 'deadly' tension with Jason Statham
“The scenes where we are intense with one another were not the most enjoyable scenes on the set, because there was a tension that was present. For the more ... «The Express Tribune, Mar 15»
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Tension with India affects Pakistan's strategy in Afghanistan, says …
Washington: Tension between India and Pakistan threatens regional stability and "largely drives" the latter's strategy in Afghanistan, a top US military officer has ... «Firstpost, Mar 15»

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