Definition of Tensile

1. Adjective. Of or relating to tension. "Tensile pull"

Partainyms: Tension



2. Adjective. Capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out. "Made of highly tensile steel alloy"
Exact synonyms: Ductile, Malleable, Pliable, Pliant, Tractile
Similar to: Formed
Derivative terms: Ductility, Malleability, Pliability, Pliancy, Pliantness

Definition of Tensile

1. a. Of or pertaining to extension; as, tensile strength.

Definition of Tensile

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to tension ¹

2. Adjective. Capable of being stretched; ductile ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tensile

1. tensible [adj] - See also: tensible

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tensile

tensegrities
tensegrity
tenseless
tensely
tenseness
tensenesses
tenser
tenses
tensest
tensibility
tensible
tensibly
tenside
tensides
tensies
tensile (current term)
tensile strain
tensile strength
tensile stress
tensiled
tensilely
tensilities
tensility
tensimeter
tensimeters
tensin
tensing
tensio active
tensiometer
tensiometers

Literary usage of Tensile

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Materials of Construction: Their Manufacture, Properties, and Uses by Adelbert Philo Mills (1915)
"High-limed cements which are still perfectly sound are slow setting, but attain their maximum strength early, sometimes showing retrogression in tensile ..."

2. Materials of Construction by Harry E. Pulver (1922)
"tensile Strength of Concrete.—Satisfactory tensile tests of concrete are ... The tensile strength varies from about y\ o to J^2 of the compressive strength. ..."

3. Clays: Their Occurrence, Properties, and Uses, with Especial Reference to by Heinrich Ries (1906)
"tensile Strength Definition.—The tensile strength of a clay is the resistance which ... Although it was formerly believed by many that tensile strength and ..."

4. Clays: Their Occurrence, Properties, and Uses, with Especial Reference to by Heinrich Ries (1908)
"tensile Strength Definition.—The tensile strength of a clay is the resistance ... The tensile strength is an important property, and has a practical bearing ..."

5. A Treatise on Concrete, Plain and Reinforced: Materials, Construction, and by Frederick Winslow Taylor, Sanford Eleazer Thompson, René Feret, William Barnard Fuller, Frank Pape McKibben, Spencer Baird Newberry (1916)
"Furthermore, tensile tests producing accurate results are hard to make on account of ... tensile Strength of Concrete* * Tests at Massachusetts Institute of ..."

6. Principles of Reinforced Concrete Construction by Frederick Eugene Turneaure, Edward Rose Maurer (1907)
"tensile Strength. 1:2:4 3000 Ibs/in2 180 lbs/in2 1:3:6 1800 " 115 " Tests by Professor WK Hatt f gave the following results,: Kind of Concrete. ..."

7. Strength of Materials by James Ellsworth Boyd (1917)
"A part of a solid is subjected to a horizontal tensile stress of 600 pounds per square inch and a horizontal and a vertical shearing stress of 400 pounds ..."

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