how to pronounce pretension

pɹtɛnʃən

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meanings of pretension

noun:

  1. A claim or aspiration to a particular status or quality.
  2. Pretentiousness.

verb:

  1. To apply tension to an object before some other event or process.
  2. To apply tension to reinforcing strands before concrete is poured in.