Meaning of PRETENSION in English

[pre.ten.sion] n (15c) 1: an allegation of doubtful value: pretext

2: a claim or an effort to establish a claim

3: a claim or right to attention or honor because of merit

4: an aspiration or intention that may or may not reach fulfillment "has serious literary ~s"

5: vanity, pretentiousness syn see ambition -- pre.ten.sion.less adj

[2]pre.ten.sion vt [pre- +

[2]tension] (1937): prestress

Merriam-Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Merriam Webster.