intensity or forcefulness of expression; "the vehemence of his denial"; "his emphasis on civil rights"
the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g.
special importance or significance; "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"; "the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents"
Plural of emphasis
to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
give extra weight to (a communication); "Her gesture emphasized her words"
to exert much effort or energy;
a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence;
use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity;
a special variety of domesticated animals within a species;
rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender; "puree the vegetables for the baby"
(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups;
remove by passing through a filter;
(physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"
injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain
become stretched or tense or taut;
(psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress;
test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!"
difficulty that causes worry or emotional ten
the action of stretching something tight; "tension holds the belt in the pulleys"
(physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body; "the direction of maximum tension moves asymptotically toward the direction of the shear"
feelings of hostility that are not manifest; "he could sense her latent hostility to him"; "the diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions"
a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature); "there is a tension created between narrative time and movie time"; "there is a tension between these approaches to understanding history"
(psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor"
the physical condition of being stretched or strained; "it places great tension on the leg muscles"; "he could feel the tenseness of her body"