noun ten·sor \ˈten(t)-sər, ˈten-ˌsr\

Definition of TENSOR

:  a muscle that stretches a part
:  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 of TENSOR

New Latin, from Latin tendere
First Known Use: circa 1704

Rhymes with TENSOR

Medical Dictionary


noun ten·sor \ˈten(t)-sər, ˈten-ˌs(ə)r\

Medical Definition of TENSOR

:  a muscle that stretches a part or makes it tense—called also tensor muscle


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