posttension
transitive verb Date: 1950 to apply tension to (reinforcing steel) after concrete has set

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • posttension — /pohst ten sheuhn/, v.t. 1. (in prestressed concrete construction) to apply tension to (reinforcing strands) after the concrete has set. Cf. pretension2 (def. 1). 2. to make (a concrete member) with posttensioned reinforcement. [1970 75; POST +… …   Universalium

  • posttension — post·tension …   English syllables

  • posttension — “+ transitive verb Etymology: post + tension : to apply tension to (reinforcing steel) after concrete has set * * * /pohst ten sheuhn/, v.t. 1. (in prestressed concrete construction) to apply tension to (reinforcing strands) after the concrete… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pont en béton précontraint — Un pont en béton précontraint est un pont dont la structure porteuse (arc ou poutre), est en béton précontraint. Un pont dont le tablier est en béton précontraint, mais qui serait haubané ou suspendu n’est pas considéré comme un pont en béton… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pretension — pretension1 /pri ten sheuhn/, n. 1. the laying of a claim to something. 2. a claim or title to something. 3. Often, pretensions. a claim made, esp. indirectly or by implication, to some quality, merit, or the like: They laughed at my pretensions… …   Universalium

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