Pretension is to apply tension to something before a process or event.
An example of pretension is when a safety mechanism for tree climbing equipment applies tension to the rope pulley before a fall.
Other Word Forms of Pretension
Pretension Sentence Examples
Characeae are separated from other Chlorophyceae by Ulvaceae that there is any pretension to the formation of a true a long interval, and present the highest degree of differentiation of parenchyma within the limits of the Chlorophyceae.
Just like that, any pretension of him being interested in her was gone.
Thus they make no pretension of any but business discussions at their conferences, and much benefit to all concerned follows as a matter of course.
The last wars of the League with the Scandinavian powers in the 16th century, which left it shorn of many of its privileges and of any pretension to control of the Baltic basin eliminated it as a factor in the later struggle of the Thirty Years' War for that control.
It is inferred then that Hegel complements from the stuff of experience, and fails to make good the pretension of his method to be by itself and of itself the means of advance to higher and still higher concepts till it can rest in the Absolute.