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  • adj. Relating to tension.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to tension; of the nature of tension.

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  • adj. of or relating to or produced by tension


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  • Slide 4: Constructive plate margin Also called a tensional or divergent boundary This type of boundary is found mainly under the oceans.

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  • If the seasonal narrative is constructed across a series of episodically discrete narratives, each with their own architecture of tensional disruption, there is no reason not to view each discrete episode -- or the isolated narrative of any novel, story or movie -- as similarly constructed across a series of episodically discrete lower-level narratives.

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  • Once one side of that dysfunctional relationship faltered, the other would be left without the tensional juice to keep up the old destructive balance.

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  • The later two stages of this model involve tectonic convergence of crustal plates which provides the compressional and tensional stresses that produce rock deformation, uplift, and faulting.


  • This isostatic rebound causes vertical uplift and the tensional forces due to the movement of the crust creates normal and graben faults.


  • This process also causes tensional forces to exist in a horizontal direction breaking the continental crust into a number of blocks.


  • Each block moves vertically to compensate for the tensional forces producing normal and graben faults.


  • The increasing thickness of the water pulls the rock grains apart with great tensional stress.


  • A graben fault is produced when tensional stresses result in the subsidence of a block of rock.

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  • Normal faults occur when tensional forces act in opposite directions and cause one slab of the rock to be displaced up and the other slab down (Figure 9).

    Folding and faulting in the Earth's crust


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