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  • n. A process of increasing the strength of wrought iron by heating it to a determinate temperature, and giving to it, while in that state, a mechanical strain or tension in the direction in which the strength is afterward to be exerted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A process of increasing the strength of wrought iron by heating it to a determinate temperature, and giving to it, while in that state, a mechanical strain or tension in the direction in which the strength is afterward to be exerted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mech., tension applied to a substance which is at the same time subjected to a given temperature, for the purpose of determining the tensile strength at the temperature in question.

Etymologies

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thermo- +‎ tension

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