ten·​sor | \ˈten(t)-sər, ˈten-ˌsȯr \

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

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Then there is TeVeS (tensor-vector-scalar), MOND’s relativistic cousin. Katia Moskvitch, WIRED, "Troubled Times for Alternatives to Einstein’s Theory of Gravity," 6 May 2018 Each participant’s white matter microstructure was measured using non-invasive, diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging at the beginning and end of six months of dance classes. Monte Whaley, The Denver Post, "Dancing with a little do si do may help fend off aging in the brain, Colorado State University researcher finds," 29 Mar. 2017 Pichai also unveiled a new line of tensor processing units (TPUs), which can help aid in machine learning and are used in data centers. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "Google I/O 2017: Here are the biggest announcements," 17 May 2017

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First Known Use of tensor

circa 1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tensor

New Latin, from Latin tendere

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ten·​sor | \ˈten(t)-sər, ˈten-ˌsȯ(ə)r \

Medical Definition of tensor 

: a muscle that stretches a part or makes it tense

called also tensor muscle

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