Pretension Definition

prĭ-tĕnshən
pretensions
noun
pretensions
A pretext or allegation.
Webster's New World
A claim, as to a right, title, distinction, etc.
Webster's New World
A claim to something, such as a skill or profession.
A writer's pretensions to journalistic detachment.
American Heritage
Assertion of a claim.
Webster's New World
The unwarranted assumption that one is deserving of merit, or behavior indicative of such an assumption; pretentiousness.
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verb
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.
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Singular:
pretension
Plural:
pretensions

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