pretension
Noun

pretension

  1. A claim or aspiration to a particular status or quality.
  2. Pretentiousness.
Related terms Translations Verb

pretension (pretensions, present participle pretensioning; past and past participle pretensioned)

  1. To apply tension to an object before some other event or process.
  2. (construction) To apply tension to reinforcing strands before concrete is poured in.



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