Expansive force; the force with which the particles of a body, as a gas, tend to recede from each other and occupy a larger space; elastic force; elasticity; as, the tension of vapor; the tension of air.
The quality in consequence of which an electric charge tends to discharge itself, as into the air by a spark, or to pass from a body of greater to one of less electrical potential. It varies as the quantity of electricity upon a given area.
The stress a sewing machine applies to the thread during stitching to regulate the balance between the top and bottom threads. Generally, a looser tension is desirable to minimize sewing problems and enhance sewing performance.
The artistically satisfying equilibrium of opposing forces in a poem, usually referring to the use of language and imagery, but often applied to other elements, such as dramatic structure, rhythmic patterns, and sometimes to the aesthetic value of the poem as a whole.
The force applied by the reel motors of a tape machine during play mode so that the tape is evenly wound on to the take up reel (take up tension) and so that the tape is held against the heads (hold back tension from the supply reel).
Force, or force per tape width. The force on a tape as it is transported through a recorder. A tape wound on a reel with high tension results in a tape pack with a high interwinding stress. See stress.
The resistance to linear motion of the film caused by restraining forces such as tension pads, drive sprockets, take-up drive motors, spring-loaded guide rails, and the like, built into projectors, cameras, and other film handling equipment.
A force or stress causing stretching. A constrained condition of the particles of a body when subjected to forces acting in opposite directions away from each other usually along the body's greatest length, thus tending to draw them apart.
1) The pressure within a vessel, such as blood pressure: the pressure within the blood vessels. For example, elevated blood pressure is referred to as hypertension. 2) Stress, especially stress that is translated into clenched scalp muscles and bottled-up emotions or anxiety. This is the type of tension blamed for tension headaches.
Describes a physical connection, opposite to compression, in which a stress exists at the point(s) of contact directed away from the contact point(s) between partners. People frequently resort to describing the actions as "push" (compression, towards partner) and "pull" (tension, away from partner) to get the idea across. See also leverage.
Tension is a reaction force applied by a stretched string (rope or a similar object) on the objects which stretch it. The direction of the force of tension is parallel to the string, towards the string.
Tension is one of the least understood concepts of sewing machines. It refers to the pressure being placed on your needle and bobbin thread by your machine. There are two types of tension on your sewing machine the thread and bobbin tensions. It is best to read your sewing machine manual for specifics. Rarely does one need to adjust bobbin tension. Your sewing machine manual will show you the appropriate settings and offer you examples of what the threads should look like on the right and wrong sides of your stitching.
Proper top- and under-thread tension is critical in the correct formation of stitches (in some cases, adequate tension may be quickly assessed by examining the underside of an embroidery and observing a 1:2 ratio of bobbin thread to top thread).
Tautness of thread when forming stitches. Top thread tension, as well as bobbin thread tension, needs to be set. Proper thread tension is achieved when about one third of the thread showing on the underside of the fabric on a column stitch is bobbin thread.
Term used to describe how tightly or loosely an individual knitter creates a piece of hand knit fabric. It is measured by counting the number of stitches and number of rows in a 10 cm square of knitted fabric.
The "pressure for response", which can take the form of a challenge, a surprise, a time restraint or the suspense of not knowing. Tension is what works in a drama to impel students to respond and take action and what works in a play to make the audience want to know what happens next.
Usually emphatic. It means take in as much rope as you can, actually pull and hold me. The beginner says this every few seconds, when "up rope" would probably be better. The experienced climber just climbs, confident that even if he falls, the belay will hold.
In music, tension is the perceived need for relaxation or release created by a listener's expectations. For example, dissonance may give way to consonance. Tension may also be produced through reiteration or gradual motion to a higher pitch (DeLone, et al. 1975, p.290).
Differences in density occur in a trunk through different growth zones and growth speeds (weatherside) which can lead to tension in the log. When a tree is felled cracking as a result of tension can occur making its use as veneer questionable. Problem especially with Beech.
Tension in logs is caused by a number of factors, including climate, sun exposure, growth rate and species of the tree. Logs with high tension must be milled carefully to avoid bowing and potential wastage of the lumber.
In RCT, refers to new religious organizations, eg Sects or Cults, competing with the prevailing religious establishment, eg a Church and in high tension with the society. Churches and denominations are characterised by low tension.
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"; "there is a tension between these approaches to understanding history"