Noun Definition


1.Definition: (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body

"The intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area"

Category: General

2.Definition: (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense

"He suffered from fatigue and emotional tension", "Stress is a vasoconstrictor"

Related Noun(s):tenseness, tension

Category: General

3.Definition: difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension

"She endured the stresses and strains of life", "He presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"

Related Noun(s):strain

Category: General

4.Definition: special emphasis attached to something

"The stress was more on accuracy than on speed"

Related Noun(s):focus

Category: General

5.Definition: the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)

"He put the stress on the wrong syllable"

Related Noun(s):accent, emphasis

Category: General