|tensor (ˈtɛnsə, -sɔː)|
|1.||anatomy any muscle that can cause a part to become firm or tense|
|2.||maths a set of components, functions of the coordinates of any point in space, that transform linearly between coordinate systems. For three-dimensional space there are 3r components, where r is the rank. A tensor of zero rank is a scalar, of rank one, a vector|
|[C18: from New Latin, literally: a stretcher]|
tensor ten·sor (těn'sər, -sôr')
A muscle that stretches or tightens a body part.
|tensor (těn'sər, -sôr') Pronunciation Key