Meaning of TENSION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ tenʃ(ə)n ]

( tensions)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


Tension is the feeling that is produced in a situation when people are anxious and do not trust each other, and when there is a possibility of sudden violence or conflict.

The tension between the two countries is likely to remain...

N-UNCOUNT : also N in pl


Tension is a feeling of worry and anxiety which makes it difficult for you to relax.

Smiling and laughing has actually been shown to relieve tension and stress.

N-UNCOUNT : also N in pl


If there is a tension between forces, arguments, or influences, there are differences between them that cause difficulties.

The film explored the tension between public duty and personal affections.

N-VAR : usu N between pl-n


The tension in something such as a rope or wire is the extent to which it is stretched tight.


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