An example of tension is the feeling of working to meet an established deadline.
An example of tension is pulling the two ends of a rubber band further and further apart from each other.
An example of tension is an awkward feeling between two friends after a big fight.
Origin of tension
- Latin tēnsiō tēnsiōn- a stretching out from tēnsus past participle of tendere to stretch tense1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle French tension.