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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin tensiō, tensiōnem(stretching; tension), from tendō(I stretch), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ten-(to stretch, draw). Doublet of the inherited tesão.

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tensão f (plural tensões)

  1. tenseness (the characteristic of being tense)
  2. (psychology) tension (psychological state of being tense)
  3. (physics, engineering) tension (state of an elastic object which is stretched in a way which increases its length)
  4. (physics) stress (the internal distribution of force per unit area)
  5. (electricity) tension; voltage
  6. (sociology) a situation where conflict between social groups is imminent
  7. (phonetics) tenseness (a particular vowel or consonant quality)
  8. (Provençal poetry) tenson (debate between two interlocutors)

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