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Tension may refer to:


  • Tension (physics), a force related to the stretching of an object (the opposite of compression)
  • Tension (geology), a stress which stretches rocks in two opposite directions
  • Voltage or electric tension, the difference in electric potential energy between two points


  • Tension (music), the perceived need for relaxation or release created by a listener's expectations
  • Suspense, the feeling of uncertainty and interest about the outcome of certain actions an audience perceives
  • Tension (film), a 1949 film by John Berry
  • Tension (band), a Taiwanese acappella group and boy band



Other uses[edit]

  • Tension (knitting), a factor that affects knitting gauge
  • Tenseness, in phonetics, a phonological quality frequently associated with vowels and occasionally with consonants
  • Muscle tone or residual muscle tension, a partial contraction of the muscles
  • The Void (video game), also known as Tension in some regions

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