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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tense /ˈtɛn(t)s/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 tense /ˈtɛn(t)s/ 形容詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tense n.  Gram. One of the forms which a verb takes by inflection or by adding auxiliary words, so as to indicate the time of the action or event signified; the modification which verbs undergo for the indication of time.
 Note:The primary simple tenses are three: those which express time past, present, and future; but these admit of modifications, which differ in different languages.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tense, a.  Stretched tightly; strained to stiffness; rigid; not lax; as, a tense fiber.
    The temples were sunk, her forehead was tense, and a fatal paleness was upon her.   --Goldsmith.
 -- Tense*ly, adv. -- Tense*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: in or of a state of physical or nervous tension [ant: relaxed]
      2: pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the
         vowel sound in `beat') [ant: lax]
      3: taut or rigid; stretched tight; "tense piano strings" [ant:
      n : a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions
          of time
      v 1: stretch or force to the limit; "strain the rope" [syn: strain]
      2: increase the tension on; "tense a rope"
      3: become tense or tenser; "He tensed up when he saw his
         opponent enter the room" [syn: tense up] [ant: relax]
      4: make tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious; [syn: strain,
          tense up] [ant: relax, relax]