Meaning of TENSION in English
n. & v.
n. 1 the act or an instance of stretching; the state of being stretched; tenseness. 2 mental strain or excitement. 3 a strained (political, social, etc.) state or relationship. 4 Mech. the stress by which a bar, cord, etc. is pulled when it is part of a system in equilibrium or motion. 5 electromagnetic force (high tension; low tension).
v.tr. subject to tension. tensional adj. tensionally adv. tensionless adj.
[ F tension or L tensio (as TEND(1)) ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012