pretension

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

pretension ‎(plural pretensions)

  1. A claim or aspiration to a particular status or quality.
  2. Pretentiousness.

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Verb[edit]

pretension ‎(third-person singular simple present pretensions, present participle pretensioning, simple 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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