English-Norwegian translation of tension

Translation of the word tension from english to norwegian, with synonyms, antonyms, verb conjugation, pronunciation, anagrams, examples of use.

tension in Norwegian

relationsnoun spenning [u], spent forhold [n]
  musclesnoun spenning [u]
  electricitynoun spenning [u]
  technicalnoun spenning [u]
  medicinenoun spenning [u]
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Definitions of tension
1. tension - the physical condition of being stretched or strained; "it places great tension on the leg muscles"; "he could feel the tenseness of her body"
  tensity, tenseness, tautness
  status, condition the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
  tonicity, tonus, tone the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli; "the doctor tested my tonicity"
2. tension - (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor"
  tenseness, stress
  mental strain, nervous strain, strain an intense or violent exertion
  psychological science, psychology the science of mental life
  yips nervous tension that causes an athlete to fail (especially causes golfers to miss short putts); "to avoid the yips he changed his style of putting"
  breaking point the degree of tension or stress at which something breaks
3. tension - (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"
  stress the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
  natural philosophy, physics the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
4. tension - the action of stretching something tight; "tension holds the belt in the pulleys"
  stretching act of expanding by lengthening or widening
5. 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"
  balance a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity
  artistic creation, artistic production, art the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
  literature the profession or art of a writer; "her place in literature is secure"
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