noun (es, -)
- (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 Ïƒ
- (context, countable, physics) externally applied to a body which cause internal stress within the body.
- (uncountable) Emotional pressure suffered by a human being or other animal.
- (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.
- (uncountable) Emphasis placed on words in speaking.
- (uncountable) Emphasis placed on a particular point in an argument or discussion (whether spoken or written).
verb (stresses, stressing, stressed)
- Dutch: klemtoon
- French, stress
- German: Betonung
- Italian: accento
- Spanish: énfasis
- To apply force to (a body or structure) causing strain.
- To apply emotional pressure to (a person or animal).
- To emphasise (a syllable of a word).
- "Emphasis" is stressed on the first syllable, but "emphatic" is stressed on the second.
- To emphasise (words in speaking).
- To emphasise (a point) in an argument or discussion.
- I must that this information is given in strict confidence.
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