from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to tension.
  • adj. Capable of being stretched or extended; ductile.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to tension
  • adj. Capable of being stretched; ductile

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to extension.
  • adj. Capable of extension; ductile; tensible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to tension: as, tensile strength.
  • Capable of tension; capable of being drawn out or extended in length or breadth; tensible.
  • In musical instruments, producing tones by means of stretched strings.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
  • adj. of or relating to tension


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin tēnsilis, from Latin tēnsus, stretched out; see tense1.


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