Uncountable noun tension is the feeling that is produced in a situation when people are anxious and do not trust each other, and when there is a possibility of sudden violence or conflict.
Tension noun (feeling) 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.
Tension definition is - inner striving, unrest, or imbalance often with physiological indication of emotion.
Tension definition of tension by The Free Dictionary
The act of stretching or the state or degree of being stretched 2. A situation or condition of hostility, suspense, or uneasiness 4.
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Mid 16th century (as a medical term denoting a condition or feeling of being physically stretched or strained) from french, or from latin tensio (n-), from tendere stretch.