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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 Ï
  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 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).
Translations: 
  • Dutch: klemtoon
  • French:
    1. French, stress
    2. German: Betonung
    3. Italian: accento
    4. Spanish: énfasis
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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 that this information is given in strict confidence.
Translations: 
  • German: betonen

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