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Tensile definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TENS'ILE, a. Capable of extension.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: of or relating to tension; "tensile stress"; "tensile pull"
2: capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out; "ductile copper"; "malleable metals such as gold"; "they soaked the leather to made it pliable"; "pliant molten glass"; "made of highly tensile steel alloy" [syn: ductile, malleable, pliable, pliant, tensile, tractile]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: New Latin tensilis, from Latin tensus, past participle Date: 1626 1. capable of tension ; ductile 2. of, relating to, or involving tension <tensile stress> tensility noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 of or relating to tension. 2 capable of being drawn out or stretched. Phrases and idioms: tensile strength resistance to breaking under tension. Derivatives: tensility n. Etymology: med.L tensilis (as TENSE(1))

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tensile Ten"sile, a. [See Tense, a.] 1. Of or pertaining to extension; as, tensile strength. 2. Capable of extension; ductile; tensible. --Bacon.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

You use tensile when you are talking about the amount of stress that materials such as wire, rope, and concrete can take without breaking; a technical term in engineering. Certain materials can be manufactured with a high tensile strength. ADJ: ADJ n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Tensible, ductile.



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