, tension is described as the pulling force
transmitted axially by the means of a string, a cable, chain
, or similar one-dimensional continuous object, or by each end of a rod, truss
member, or similar three-dimensional object; tension might also be described as the action-reaction pair of forces
acting at each end of said elements.
Force transmitted through a rope, string, cable, or similar object (used with prepositions on, in, or of, e.g., "The tension in the cable is 1000 N", to convey that the same magnitude of force applies to objects attached to both ends).