- any muscle that stretches, or tenses, some part of the body
- Math. an abstract object representing a generalization of the vector concept and having a specified system of components that undergo certain types of transformation under changes of the coordinate system
Origin of tensorModern Latin from Classical Latin tensus: see tense
- Anatomy A muscle that stretches or tightens a body part.
- Mathematics A set of quantities that obey certain transformation laws relating the bases in one generalized coordinate system to those of another and involving partial derivative sums. Vectors are simple tensors.
Origin of tensorNew Latin tēnsor from Latin tēnsus past participle of tendere to stretch ; see tense 1.
- Of or relating to tensors
- A muscle that stretches a part, or renders it tense.
- (mathematics, physics) An image of a tuple under a tensor product map.
- (mathematics, physics) A function of several variables
- (mathematics, physics) A mathematical object consisting of a set of components with n indices each of which range from 1 to m where n is the rank and m is the dimension of the tensor.
(third-person singular simple present tensors, present participle tensoring, simple past and past participle tensored)
- To compute the tensor product of two tensors.