• WordNet 3.6
    • n tensity the physical condition of being stretched or strained "it places great tension on the leg muscles","he could feel the tenseness of her body"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tensity The quality or state of being tense, or strained to stiffness; tension; tenseness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tensity The state of being tense; tenseness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tensity tenseness: state of being tense
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. tensus, pa.p. of tendĕre, to stretch.


In literature:

Then, his voice softened wonderfully, though it shook with the tensity of his feeling.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
That night spent itself through a tensity of waiting until dawn.
"The Roof Tree" by Charles Neville Buck
Though in the darkness he could not see her face, the tensity of her tone told him her eyes were flashing.
"Counsel for the Defense" by Leroy Scott
Tharon, even in the tensity and preoccupation of the hour, drew in her breath and the pupils of her blue eyes spread.
"Tharon of Lost Valley" by Vingie E. Roe
He was deeply immersed in Lesson Eleven, his bird-like face screwed into tensity.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
The Emperor's pallid features were drawn with the tensity of a big loser.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
There is always that minute of uncertainty before the raiding hour when the tensity of the situation becomes almost painful.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
In a moment her mind lost its tensity of projection and she was almost flying down her own long stair.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
I could see the lounging crowds and recognize the tensity of conditions.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
This it does because ascending tensity suggests further struggle.
"The Technique of Fiction Writing" by Robert Saunders Dowst
To Edala, who understood what was said, the moment was one of awful tensity.
"The White Hand and the Black" by Bertram Mitford
Gripping this he stood listening intently, his breath coming quick in the tensity of his excitement.
"A Secret of the Lebombo" by Bertram Mitford
A breathless tensity hung over the laboratory.
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
All his hot tensity vanished suddenly.
"Thirty" by Howard Vincent O'Brien
Standing in an attitude of strained tensity, she wondered what his next question would be.
"The Gray Phantom" by Herman Landon
Naturally the tensity of the situation exercised its influence on the whole force accompanying the Little Chief band.
"The Indians' Last Fight" by Dennis Collins
He had already known how to hate, but now he knew how to hate with a greater tensity.
"The Code of the Mountains" by Charles Neville Buck
The muscles were strained to their utmost tensity.
"The Independence Day Horror at Killsbury" by Asenath Carver Coolidge
She was again silent, but the locked grip told him of her tensity.
"To Him That Hath" by Leroy Scott
It was a sort of tensity that seemed to emanate from the general himself.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930" by Victor Rousseau

In science:

This formula gives the mean reflected inwhere P = 2−d ld tensity in the direction κ0 and is valid for arbitrary values of α and β .
Coupled paraxial wave equations in random media in the white-noise regime
The most challenging issue is the complex relationship between observables (brightness temperature in tensity as a function of velocity, in the case of radio observations) and the underlying physical quantities (3D density and velocity fields; Lazarian 2009).
Galaxy evolution begins at home: GALFA, EVLA, and GASKAP
The pixel intensity correlation is plotted in the main frame of the figure, with histograms of the calcium intensity in 4 subranges of the magnetic flux density superposed in the uppe r frame and of the magnetic field in 4 subranges of the calcium in tensity to the right.
The relationship between chromospheric emissions and magnetic field strength
The output of the OPA is shaped by a chopper, and combined on a polarizing beamsplitter with the local oscillator (LO) beam, such that the squeezed light is only on during the second probe pulse. A beamshaper and a telescope create an expanded flattop in tensity profile.
Quantum memory for entangled two-mode squeezed states
SOFIA can now access the very high frequency range (>2 THz), de finitely closed for ground-based sites, but line in tensities and abundances of the major and minor species need to be known precisely.
Worldwide site comparison for submillimetre astronomy