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noun ten·sor \ˈten(t)-sər, ˈten-ˌsȯr\

Definition of tensor

  1. 1 :  a muscle that stretches a part

  2. 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

Origin and Etymology of tensor

New Latin, from Latin tendere


First Known Use: circa 1704


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

Medical Definition of tensor

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


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