(Physics) Voltage. Usually only the terms low tension, high tension, and extra-high tension, and the abbreviations LT, HT, and EHT are used. They are not precisely defined; LT is normally a few volts, HT a few hundreds of volts, and EHT thousands of volts.
(Linguistics) Application of a term to too many referents, as for example when a child uses cat to refer to all animals.
Find another word for breaking-point. In this page you can discover 5 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for breaking-point, like: extreme tension, overstrain, snapping point, tension and overextension.
He admired her strength but knew everyone had a breaking point.
Piedmontese finances had been strained to breaking-point to organize an army obviously intended for other than merely defensive purposes.
The tension which had prevailed between the two kingdoms during the last years of Gustavus Vasa reached breaking point on the accession of Gustavus's eldest son Eric XIV.
Of successful mediation in the strict sense there have been many instances: that of Great Britain, in 1825, between Portugal and Brazil; of France, in 1849-1850, when differences arose between Great Britain and Greece; of the Great Powers, in 1868-1869, when the relations of Greece and Turkey were strained to breaking-point by reason of the insurrection in Crete; of Pope Leo XIII., in 1885, between Germany and Spain in the matter of the Caroline Islands.
Having fought the oligarchy of privilege, the monarchy next tried to rally it to its side, and all the springs of the old rgime were strained to the breaking-point.