What is stress?

  • (noun): Special emphasis attached to something.
    Example: "The stress was more on accuracy than on speed"
    Synonyms: focus
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on stress:

Gamilaraay Language - Phonology - Stress
... All long vowels in a word get equal stress ... If there are no long vowels, stress falls on the first syllable ... Secondary stress falls on short vowels which are two syllables to the right or to the left of a stressed syllable ...
Combat Stress Reaction - Treatment - Predeployment Preparation - Training
... Stress Exposure Training or SET is a common component of most modern military training ... There are three steps to an effective stress exposure program ... Providing Knowledge of the Stress Environment Soldiers with a knowledge of both the emotional and physical signs and symptoms of CSR are much less likely to have a critical event that reduces them below fighting ...
Stress - Other
... Stress (card game), card game Stress (linguistics), the emphasis given to particular syllables or words in speaking Stress (journal), a medical journal published by Informa plc "Stress" (The Unit), an episode ...
Solar Inverter - Inverter Failure - Capacitor Failure
... faster than polycarbonate and other dry dielectric materials Voltage stress Continuous operation under maximum voltage conditions Frequent short-term voltage transients Current stress High ...
Impact Of Health On Intelligence - Stress
... Historical trauma, and Neuroplasticity A recent theory suggests that early childhood stress may affect the developing brain and cause negative effects ...

More definitions of "stress":

  • (noun): Difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension.
    Example: "He presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson
    Synonyms: strain
  • (noun): (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body.
    Example: "The intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area"
  • (noun): The relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch).
    Example: "He put the stress on the wrong syllable"
    Synonyms: emphasis, accent
  • (verb): Test the limits of.
    Synonyms: try, strain
  • (noun): (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense.
    Example: "Stress is a vasoconstrictor"
    Synonyms: tension, tenseness

Famous quotes containing the word stress:

    Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one’s mind.
    W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1966)

    In the stress of modern life, how little room is left for that most comfortable vanity that whispers in our ears that failures are not faults! Now we are taught from infancy that we must rise or fall upon our own merits; that vigilance wins success, and incapacity means ruin.
    Agnes Repplier (1858–1950)

    A society which is clamoring for choice, which is filled with many articulate groups, each urging its own brand of salvation, its own variety of economic philosophy, will give each new generation no peace until all have chosen or gone under, unable to bear the conditions of choice. The stress is in our civilization.
    Margaret Mead (1901–1978)