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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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These graphics cards look like beasts, infused with dedicated tensor and RT cores to accelerate real-time ray tracing, the Holy Grail of gaming graphics, and enough visual firepower to feed 4K G-Sync HDR displays, the Holy Grail of gaming monitors. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti are loaded with boundary-pushing graphics tech," 20 Aug. 2018 Google also offers a similar chip called a tensor processing unit, while companies like Qualcomm make AI chips built into devices. Dan Strumpf, WSJ, "China’s Huawei Seeks to Chip Away at Silicon Valley’s AI Supremacy," 10 Oct. 2018 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

borrowed from New Latin, from Latin tendere "to extend outward, stretch, draw tight" + -tor, agent suffix — more at tender entry 3

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Medical Definition of tensor

: a muscle that stretches a part or makes it tense

called also tensor muscle

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