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pre•ten•sion



Pronunciation: (pri-ten'shun), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/pretension.html on line 75 [key]
n.
1. the laying of a claim to something.
2. a claim or title to something.
3. Often, pretensions. a claim made, esp. indirectly or by implication, to some quality, merit, or the like: They laughed at my pretensions to superior judgment.
4. a claim to dignity, importance, or merit.
5. pretentiousness.
6. the act of pretending or alleging.
7. an allegation of doubtful veracity.
8. a pretext.

pre•ten•sion



Pronunciation: (prē-ten'shun), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/pretension.html on line 121 [key]
v.t.
1. (in prestressed-concrete construction) to apply tension to (reinforcing strands) before the concrete is poured. Cf. posttension (def. 1).
2. to make (a concrete member) with pretensioned reinforcement.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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