Etymology
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tensor (n.)

muscle that stretches or tightens a part, 1704, Modern Latin agent noun from tens-, past participle stem of Latin tendere "to stretch," from PIE root *ten- "to stretch."

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Definitions of tensor

tensor (n.)
a generalization of the concept of a vector;
tensor (n.)
any of several muscles that cause an attached structure to become tense or firm;
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