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tension the act of stretching or state of being stretched to the point of tightness; strain. [4 definitions]
tensionless combined form of tension.
tensity the condition of being tense; tenseness.
tensor a muscle that stretches or tenses a body part.
ten-speed a bicycle equipped with ten possible arrangements of gears.
tens place the place two to the left of the decimal point in a number.
tent a portable shelter made of canvas, nylon, plastic, or the like, usu. supported by poles and often stretched out with ropes and fastened to the ground with pegs. [5 definitions]
tentacle any of various long thin flexible appendages that protrude usu. around the head or mouth of some animals, such as the octopus and the squid, and serve esp. for feeling or grasping. [3 definitions]
tentative not yet fully developed or definitely decided; provisional. [2 definitions]
tent caterpillar the larva of any of several North American moths which lives collectively in tentlike webs built in leafy trees.
tenter a frame upon which cloth is stretched in order to dry evenly and without shrinkage. [2 definitions]
tenterhook a hook or bent nail that holds cloth stretched on a framework.
tenth indicating rank or position between ninth and eleventh. [4 definitions]
tentless combined form of tent.
tent stitch a short, slanting embroidery stitch that forms a series of close and even parallel rows.
tenuous having little substance, support, or significance; flimsy; weak. [3 definitions]
tenure the fact, right, or condition of holding or possessing something, such as property or a position. [3 definitions]
Tenure of Office Act a law forbidding the U.S. President to remove a federal officeholder from office without the approval of the Senate. The act was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1867, overriding the veto of President Andrew Johnson.
tenuto to be held for the full value; sustained (used as a musical direction). [2 definitions]
Tenzin Gyatso the fourteenth Dalai Lama and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, born Lhamo Dhondrub (b.1935).
teosinte any of several grasses of the genus Zea native to Mexico and Central America that are similar to corn. Scientists believe that corn was domesticated from a type of teosinte.