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Animosity vs. Tension

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Animositynoun

Violent hatred leading to active opposition; active enmity; energetic dislike.

Tensionnoun

The condition of being held in a state between two or more forces, which are acting in opposition to each other.

Animositynoun

Mere spiritedness or courage.

‘Such as give some proof of animosity, audacity, and execution, those she [the crocodile] loveth.’;

Tensionnoun

Psychological state of being tense.

Animositynoun

Violent hatred leading to active opposition; active enmity; energetic dislike.

‘Such [writings] as naturally conduce to inflame hatreds and make enmities irreconcilable.’; ‘[These] factions . . . never suspended their animosities till they ruined that unhappy government.’;

Tensionnoun

A feeling of nervousness, excitement, or fear that is created in a movie, book, etc.; suspense.

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Animositynoun

a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

Tensionnoun

State of an elastic object which is stretched in a way which increases its length.

Tensionnoun

Force transmitted through a rope, string, cable, or similar object (used with prepositions on, in, or of, e.g., "The tension in the cable is 1000 N", to convey that the same magnitude of force applies to objects attached to both ends).

Tensionnoun

Voltage. Usually only the terms low tension, high tension, and extra-high tension, and the abbreviations LT, HT, and EHT are used. They are not precisely defined; LT is normally a few volts, HT a few hundreds of volts, and EHT thousands of volts.

Tensionverb

To place an object in tension, to pull or place strain on.

‘We tensioned the cable until it snapped.’;

Tensionnoun

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.

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Tensionnoun

Fig.: Extreme strain of mind or excitement of feeling; intense effort.

Tensionnoun

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.

Tensionnoun

The force by which a part is pulled when forming part of any system in equilibrium or in motion; as, the tension of a srting supporting a weight equals that weight.

Tensionnoun

A device for checking the delivery of the thread in a sewing machine, so as to give the stitch the required degree of tightness.

Tensionnoun

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.

Tensionnoun

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.

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Tensionnoun

feelings of hostility that are not manifest;

‘he could sense her latent hostility to him’; ‘the diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions’;

Tensionnoun

(psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense;

‘he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension’; ‘stress is a vasoconstrictor’;

Tensionnoun

the physical condition of being stretched or strained;

‘it places great tension on the leg muscles’; ‘he could feel the tenseness of her body’;

Tensionnoun

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’;

Tensionnoun

(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’;

Tensionnoun

the action of stretching something tight;

‘tension holds the belt in the pulleys’;

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