Definition of tensor
1 : a muscle that stretches a part
2 : a generalized vector with more than three components each of which is a function of the coordinates of an arbitrary point in space of an appropriate number of dimensions
Origin and Etymology of tensor
New Latin, from Latin tendere
First Known Use: circa 1704
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