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tension/ˈtɛnʃən/noun
pluraltensions
tension
/ˈtɛnʃən/
noun
pluraltensions
Learner's definition of TENSION  
[noncount] 
: a feeling of nervousness that makes you unable to relax
   b : a feeling of nervousness, excitement, or fear that is created in a movie, book, etc.
: a state in which people, groups, countries, etc., disagree with and feel anger toward each other
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[noncount]
: a difficult situation caused by the opposite needs or effects of two different ideas, desires, etc.
[count]
[noncount]
[noncount] : the degree to which something is stretched: the amount that something is stretched
— see also high-tensionsurface tension
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