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singular singular
/ˈsɪŋɡjə lər /

T

  • tense tense  /ˈtɛns/ ?  a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time

    tense meaning(s) 

    1. (n) a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
    2. (v) become stretched or tense or taut
    3. (v) increase the tension on
    4. (v) become tense, nervous, or uneasy
    5. (v) cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
    6. (adj) in or of a state of physical or nervous tension
    7. (adj) pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat')
    8. (adj) taut or rigid; stretched tight

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    tense usage(s)

    1. The far western Chinese province of Xinjiang is a tense place at the best of times.
    2. Even without the vibration, you would involuntarily tense and release just to hold the pose.
  • tense system tense system  a system of tenses used in a particular language
  • tense up tense up  become tense, nervous, or uneasy
  • tensed tensed  having inflections to indicate tense
  • tensely tensely  /ˈtɛns li/ ?  in a tense manner
  • tenseness tenseness  the physical condition of being stretched or strained
  • tensile tensile  /ˈtɛn səl/ ?  capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
  • tensile strength tensile strength  the strength of material expressed as the greatest longitudinal stress…
  • tensimeter tensimeter  a manometer for measuring vapor pressure
  • tensiometer tensiometer  /ˌtɛn si ˈɑ mɪ tər/ ?  a measuring instrument for measuring the moisture content…
  • tension tension  /ˈtɛn ʃən/ ?  (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
  • tension headache tension headache  a headache located at the back of the head; usually caused by body…
  • tensional tensional  of or relating to or produced by tension
  • tensionless tensionless  free from tension
  • tensity tensity  /ˈtɛn sɪ tɪ/ ?  the physical condition of being stretched or strained
  • tensor tensor  /ˈtɛn sə/ ?  a generalization of the concept of a vector
  • tensor tympani tensor tympani  a small muscle in the middle ear that tenses to protect the eardrum
  • tent tent  /ˈtɛnt/ ?  a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened…
  • tent caterpillar tent caterpillar  the larvae of moths that build and live in communal silken webs in…
  • tent flap tent flap  flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance…
  • tent peg tent peg  a peg driven into the ground to hold a rope supporting a tent
  • tent stitch tent stitch  a small diagonal needlepoint stitch
  • tent-caterpillar moth tent-caterpillar moth  moth whose gregarious larvae spin webs resembling carpets
  • tent-fly tent-fly  flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance…
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