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Synonyms for tension

Synonyms for tension

the act, condition, or effect of exerting force on someone or something

Synonyms for tension

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

the physical condition of being stretched or strained

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

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

feelings of hostility that are not manifest

the action of stretching something tight

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In slow muscles, the tetanic tension remains unaffected, while the speed related properties get slowed down.
With large, colorful and brightly graphic user interface, the SteadyWeb[TM]5 Web Tension Controller is extremely easy to use.
In one of the first experiments that continuously measured perceived musical tension, Nielsen (1987) had participants squeeze or release a pair of spring-loaded tongs to indicate their level of perceived musical tension in a recording of the first movement of Haydn's Symphony No.
Tension meter and other laboratory testing instruments by Hans Schmidt will be presented at ShanghaiTex.
In any setup, sufficient tension is required for the belt to keep all of the pulleys rotating in sync while the engine is running.
Put simply, back tension refers to using your back muscles to hold a bow at full draw while you aim and release.
IN my experience there is one very destructive fault that every golfer has suffered from without exception, that is the state of tension - both physical and mental.
Oscillations in the yarn tension during the yarn unwinding from stationary packages have a direct influence on the quality of the fabric.
Abstract: The paper presents simulation of hot rolling process of profile L to determine the state of tension in the rolling cylinders, using professional simulation software COSMOS / M 2.
Technology: Panton's basis for his concept is the tension wheel device, in which a pair of concentric wheels is connected by spokes.
Abstract The surface tension of a water/detergent mixture and a visco-elastic waterborne paint sample were measured using the classical ring method in which a thin free liquid film (lamella) is formed between the ring and the parent liquid.
The Post-Modern Tension Report reveals that more than seven in 10 women admit to suffering tensionrelated pain.
Ashworth now provides Tension Tests with their proprietary Tension Gauge that records belt tension throughout each tier in a spiral.
There's a lot of tension out there these days, including at frozen food plants with spiral freezers.