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Definition of Tense


  1. One of the forms which a verb takes by inflection or by adding auxiliary words, so as to indicate the time of the action or event signified; the modification which verbs undergo for the indication of time.
  2. Stretched tightly; strained to stiffness; rigid; not lax; as, a tense fiber.
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Tense Translations

tense in French is tendu
tense in German is gespannt, gespannt, spannen
tense in Italian is in tensione
tense in Latin is intentus
tense in Spanish is tenso