Napregnutost, zategnutost; usiljenost, neprirodnost; fiz. napon.
ETYM Latin tensio, from tendere, tensum, to stretch: cf. French tension. Related to Tense.
Reaction force set up in a body that is subjected to stress. In a stretched string or wire it exerts a pull that is equal in magnitude but opposite in direction to the stress being applied at its ends. Tension originates in the net attractive intermolecular force created when a stress causes the mean distance separating a material's molecules to become greater than the equilibrium distance. It is measured in newtons.
1. The physical condition of being stretched or strained; SYN. tensity, tenseness, tautness.
2. A state mental or emotional strain or suspense; SYN. tenseness, stress.
3. A balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature).
4. (Physics) A stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body.