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tensile

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adjective ten·sile \ˈten(t)-səl also ˈten-ˌsī(-ə)l\

Simple Definition of tensile

  • : relating to the amount that something (such as a wire) can stretch or be stretched without breaking

Full Definition of tensile

  1. 1 :  capable of tension :  ductile

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or involving tension <tensile stress>

ten·sil·i·ty play \ten-ˈsi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of tensile

  1. the tensile strength of steel cable



Origin of tensile

New Latin tensilis, from Latin tensus, past participle


First Known Use: 1626

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