tensile

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

Definition of tensile

1 :capable of tension :ductile
2 :of, relating to, or involving tension
  • tensile stress

tensility

play \ten-ˈsi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of tensile in a Sentence

  1. the tensile strength of steel cable

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Origin and Etymology of tensile

New Latin tensilis, from Latin tensus, past participle

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TENSILE Defined for English Language Learners

tensile

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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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