tensile

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

Definition of tensile

  1. 1 :  capable of tension :  ductile

  2. 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

Origin and Etymology of tensile

New Latin tensilis, from Latin tensus, past participle


First Known Use: 1626

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TENSILE Defined for English Language Learners

tensile

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

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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