Definitions for "Tension"
Keywords:  elongate, stretch, strain, stress, tend
The act of stretching or straining; the state of being stretched or strained to stiffness; the state of being bent strained; as, the tension of the muscles, tension of the larynx.
Fig.: Extreme strain of mind or excitement of feeling; intense effort.
The degree of stretching to which a wire, cord, piece of timber, or the like, is strained by drawing it in the direction of its length; strain.
A device for checking the delivery of the thread in a sewing machine, so as to give the stitch the required degree of tightness.
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.
The balance between the bobbin and needle threads on a sewing machine; correct tension ensures a perfect stitch. General sewing term.
an element of drama in which mental pressure or emotional intensity is used to provoke a response, focus attention, or heighten involvement
In drama, the force that drives the work. It may be created through elements such as challenge, time, space, conflict, constraints, the unknown, responsibility, or mystery.
Sense of excitement, anticipation or suspense used to animate and sustain interest and forward movement in drama.
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.
to belay the climber tightly with the rope; to take up slack
An unstable state in music. It is most commonly thought of in terms of harmonic dissonance but may come from many different sources.
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).
feelings of hostility that are not manifest; "he could sense her latent hostility to him"; "the diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions"
As used in this book, a term reserved to describe those feelings that arise immediately prior to an expected event. See tension response.
The atmosphere created by unresolved, disquieting, or inharmonious situations that human beings feel compelled to address.
Within a log there are different growth zones and growth speeds (weather side) where density differences can lead to tension in the log. During logging this tension can result in splits.
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.
Keywords:  culver, malibu, thriller, noir, crime
Tension is a 1950 crime thriller film, considered film noir. The film was shot in Culver City and Malibu, California.
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.
Keywords:  tate, allen, poem, logical, coined
Term coined by Allen Tate for the totality of meaning within a poem. It derives from the logical terms 'extension' and 'intension'.
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"
The meaningful diversity of the elements of an entity.
The amount of pressure in which a racquet is strung.
energy used in moving moisture from a soil or exerted by soil particles to hold moisture; the higher the moisture content of a soil, the lower the tension and vice versa.
The ‘strength' or ‘pressure' with which soil particles hold water in the soil.
physical tension which results from resisting stressors.
A position where pieces and/or pawns face off against each other without capturing. Such positions require precise calculation, and nerves of steel.
Contrast between the left and right of the page used for unusual, striking effect.
Keywords:  rising, falling, action
rising and falling action.
Where paper is held in a certain position by using the natural strength and tension within the paper