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General dictionaries General (28 matching dictionaries)
  1. tension: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. tension: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. tension: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. tension: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. tension: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. tension: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. tension: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  8. Tension: Wiktionary [home, info]
  9. tension: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  10. tension: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  11. tension: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  12. tension: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  13. tension: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  14. tension: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. tension: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Tension (Boyband), Tension (Dizmas album), Tension (album), Tension (band), Tension (film), Tension (game), Tension (geology), Tension (knitting), Tension (mechanics), Tension (music), Tension (physics), Tension (video game), Tension: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  17. Tension: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. tension: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. tension: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. tension, tension (f), tensión: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. tension: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  22. tension: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  23. tension: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  24. tension: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  25. tension: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  26. tension: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. tension: ArtLex Lexicon of Visual Art Terminology [home, info]
  2. -tension: A Cross Reference of Latin and Greek Elements [home, info]
  3. TENSION: Bobs Byway OF POETIC TERMS [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. Tension: Construction Term Glossary [home, info]
  2. tension: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  3. tension: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. tension: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (6 matching dictionaries)
  1. Tension: MedTerms.com Medical Dictionary [home, info]
  2. tension: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  3. tension: Neurotrauma Glossary [home, info]
  4. -tension, tension: Medical dictionary [home, info]
  5. Tension: University of Maryland Glossary of Medical Terms [home, info]
  6. Tension: Drug Medical Dictionary [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. tension: Electrochemistry Dictionary [home, info]
  2. Tension: Eric Weisstein's World of Physics [home, info]
  3. tension: Botanical Terms [home, info]
  4. Slang (2 matching dictionaries)
    1. Tension: Street Terms: Drugs and the Drug Trade [home, info]
    2. Tension: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

    Sports dictionaries Sports (1 matching dictionary)
    1. Tension: Racquetball Glossary [home, info]

    Tech dictionaries Tech (8 matching dictionaries)
    1. tension: Book Binding [home, info]
    2. Tension: AUTOMOTIVE TERMS [home, info]
    3. Tension: Glossary of Coal Mining Terms [home, info]
    4. Tension: National Glass Association Glossary [home, info]
    5. Tension: Woodworking Glossary [home, info]
    6. Tension: Popular Cross Stitch Terms [home, info]
    7. Tension: Bridge Dictionary [home, info]
    8. TENSION: Power Engineering [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (tension)

noun:  the action of stretching something tight ("Tension holds the belt in the pulleys")
noun:  (physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body ("The direction of maximum tension moves asymptotically toward the direction of the shear")
noun:  a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature) ("There is a tension created between narrative time and movie time")
noun:  (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense ("He suffered from fatigue and emotional tension")
noun:  the physical condition of being stretched or strained ("It places great tension on the leg muscles")
noun:  feelings of hostility that are not manifest ("The diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions")

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Words similar to tension:   stress, tautness, tenseness, tensional, tensioned, tensioner, tensioning, tensionless, tensity, latent hostility, more...

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