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English definition of “tension”

tension

noun (FEELING)    /ˈten.ʃən/
B2 [U] a feeling of nervousness before an important or difficult event: You could feel the tension in the room as we waited for our exam results.Anxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobias B2 [C usually plural or U] a feeling of fear or anger between two groups of people who do not trust each other: ethnic/racial tension There are growing tensions between the two countries.Anxious and worried
(Definition of tension noun (FEELING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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