noun. 1. a emotion of physical and psychological strain joined by discomfort, unease, and pressure to look for alleviation via talking or acting. 2. the force stemming from contracting or stretching of a tendon or muscle.

TENSION: "The tension the patient feels in the sole of their foot is merely due to too much tension; advise that they seek arch support footwear."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TENSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/tension/ (accessed September 19, 2021).