posttension

posttension

[pohst-ten-shuhn]
verb (used with object)
1.
(in prestressed-concrete construction) to apply tension to (reinforcing strands) after the concrete has set. Compare pretension2 ( def 1 ).
2.
to make (a concrete member) with posttensioned reinforcement.

Origin:
1970–75; post- + tension

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