Tensor meaning

tĕnsər, -sôr
(anatomy) A muscle that stretches or tightens a body part.
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(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.
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Any muscle that stretches, or tenses, some part of the body.
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(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.
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(anatomy) A muscle that stretches or tightens a body part.
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(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.
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A structure of quantities arranged by zero or more indices, such as a scalar (zero indices), a vector (one index), or a matrix (two indices), which is invariant under transformations of coordinates.
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Any of various muscles that stretch or tighten a body part, as the muscle that acts to tense the soft palate, called the tensor palati .
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Of or relating to tensors.
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A muscle that stretches a part, or renders it tense.
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(mathematics, physics) An image of a tuple under a tensor product map.
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(mathematics, physics) A function of several variables.
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(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.
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To compute the tensor product of two tensors.
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Origin of tensor

  • New Latin tēnsor from Latin tēnsus past participle of tendere to stretch tense1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition