Examples of tensile in a Sentence
the tensile strength of steel cable
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High-speed bearings rolled into the picture, as did carbon fibers with a tensile strength higher than the best steel, but with a much lower density – fibers 4 times stronger than steel that could store 16 times more energy per pound.
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Origin and Etymology of tensile
New Latin tensilis, from Latin tensus, past participle
First Known Use: 1626
TENSILE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tensile for English Language Learners
: relating to the amount that something (such as a wire) can stretch or be stretched without breaking
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