Complete Definition of "stress"

see|Stress
English

Pronunciation
IPA|/stɹɛs/
audio|en-us-stress.ogg|Audio (US)

:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɛs|-ɛs

Noun
en-noun|es|-

  1. context|countable|physics The internal distribution of force per unit area (pressure) within a body reacting to applied forces which causes strain or deformation and is typically symbolised by σ
  2. context|countable|physics externally applied to a body which cause internal stress within the body.
  3. uncountable Emotional pressure suffered by a human being or other animal.
  4. context|uncountable|phonetics The emphasis placed on a syllable of a word.

#: Some people put the stress on the first syllable of “controversy”; others put it on the second.

  1. uncountable Emphasis placed on words in speaking.
  2. uncountable Emphasis placed on a particular point in an argument or discussion (whether spoken or written).

Synonyms
italbrac-colon|phonetics accent, emphasis
italbrac-colon|on words in speaking emphasis
italbrac-colon|on a point emphasis

Translations
trans-top|force
Arabic: ARchar|اجهاد (ijhād) m
Chinese: 壓力, 压力 (yālì)
Dutch: spanning
Finnish: rasitus
French: tension f
German: Spannung f
Greek: ένταση (é[n]dasi) f, σφοδρότητα (sfoðrótita) f, ισχύς (isçís) f
Hungarian: erő, nyomás
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Italian: tensione
Japanese: ストレス (sutoresu)
Korean: 압박 (apbak)
Polish: naprężenie n
Portuguese: tensão f
Russian: напряжение (naprjažénije) n
Spanish: tensión f
Swedish: spänning
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trans-top|emotional pressure
French: #French|stress m
German: Stress m
Greek: άγχος (áŋkhos) n, υπερένταση (iperé[n]dasi) f, στρες (stres) n
Hebrew: מצוקה f
Icelandic: streita f, stress n (informal, slang)
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Italian: #Italian|stress m
Portuguese: estresse
Spanish: estrés m
Thai: THchar|ความเครียด (kwaam kríat)
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trans-top|on a syllable
Dutch: klemtoon
Finnish: paino
German: Betonung f
Greek: τόνος (tónos) m
Hebrew: דגש m
Icelandic: áhersla f
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Italian: accento
Portuguese: acento m
Russian: ударение (udarénije) n
Spanish: acento m
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trans-top|when speaking
German: Betonung f
Greek: τονισμός (tonizmós) m
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Icelandic: áhersla f
Italian: accento
Spanish: acento m
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trans-top|on a point in an argument
German: Betonung f
Greek: έμφαση (émfasi) f, τονισμός (tonizmós) m
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Icelandic: áhersla f
Spanish: énfasis m
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Verb
en-verb|stresses|stressing|stressed

  1. To apply force to (a body or structure) causing strain.
  2. To apply emotional pressure to (a person or animal).
  3. To emphasise (a syllable of a word).

#: “Emphasis” is stressed on the first syllable, but “emphatic” is stressed on the second.

  1. To emphasise (words in speaking).
  2. To emphasise (a point) in an argument or discussion.

#: I must stress that this information is given in strict confidence.

Translations
trans-top|apply force to, causing strain
German: beanspruchen
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trans-top|apply emotional pressure to
German: stressen
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trans-top|emphasise (a syllable)
German: betonen
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trans-top|emphasise (words in speaking)
German: betonen
Icelandic: leggja áhersla|áherslu á (governs accusative case)
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trans-top|emphasise (a point)
Czech: zdůraznit
German: betonen
Icelandic: leggja áhersla|áherslu á (governs accusative case)
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Synonyms
italbrac-colon|phonetics emphasise/emphasize
italbrac-colon|on words in speaking emphasise/emphasize
italbrac-colon|on a point emphasise/emphasize, underline

Derived terms
stressed
stress out

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