Definition of Tense. Meaning of Tense. Synonyms of Tense

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Definition of Tense

Tense
Tense Tense, a. [L. tensus, p. p. of tendere to stretch. See Tend to move, and cf. Toise.] Stretched tightly; strained to stiffness; rigid; not lax; as, a tense fiber. The temples were sunk, her forehead was tense, and a fatal paleness was upon her. --Goldsmith. -- Tense"ly, adv. -- Tense"ness, n.
Tense
Tense Tense, n. [OF. tens, properly, time, F. temps time, tense. See Temporal of time, and cf. Thing.] (Gram.) 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. Note: The primary simple tenses are three: those which express time past, present, and future; but these admit of modifications, which differ in different languages.

Meaning of Tense from wikipedia

- Past tense Present tense Tense–aspect–mood, a set of grammatical categories frequently referred to as "tense" in traditional grammar Tenseness, a phonological...
- In grammar, tense is a category that expresses time reference with reference to the moment of speaking. Tenses are usually manifested by the use of specific...
- other tensors (for example, a matrix is a map between vectors, and is thus a tensor. Therefore a linear map between matrices is also a tensor). Tensors are...
- In phonology, tenseness or tensing is, most broadly, the pronunciation of a sound with greater muscular effort or constriction than is typical. More specifically...
- The present tense (abbreviated PRES or PRS) is a grammatical tense whose prin****l function is to locate a situation or event in the present time. The...
- The past tense is a grammatical tense whose function is to place an action or situation in past time. In languages which have a past tense, it thus provides...
- A hesternal tense (abbreviated HEST) is a past tense for the previous day. (Hesterno die is Latin for 'yesterday'.) Hesternal tense refers to an event...
- A nonpast tense (abbreviated NPST) is a grammatical tense that distinguishes a verbal action as taking place in times present or ****ure, as opposed to...
- In grammar, a ****ure tense (abbreviated ****) is a verb form that generally marks the event described by the verb as not having happened yet, but expected...
- Sequence of tenses (known in Latin as consecutio temporum, and also known as agreement of tenses, succession of tenses and tense harmony) is a set of grammatical...
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