Definitions for "Strain"
To draw with force; to extend with great effort; to stretch; as, to strain a rope; to strain the shrouds of a ship; to strain the cords of a musical instrument.
To exert to the utmost; to ply vigorously.
To stretch beyond its proper limit; to do violence to, in the matter of intent or meaning; as, to strain the law in order to convict an accused person.
To act upon, in any way, so as to cause change of form or volume, as forces on a beam to bend it.
A change of form or dimensions of a solid or liquid mass, produced by a stress.
In mechanical engineering, strain is a measure of the deformation resulting from stress (that is, force per unit area); the displacement of one point with respect to another, divided by their equilibrium separation in the absence of stress. In chemistry, a molecular fragment generally has some equilibrium geometry (bond lengths, interbond angles, etc.) when the rest of the molecular structure does not impose special constraints (e.g., bending bonds to form a small ring). Deviations from this equilibrium geometry are described as strain, and increase the energy of the molecule. Strain in the mechanical engineering sense causes strain in the chemical sense.
Keywords:  sieve, colander, pour, solid, liquid
To press, or cause to pass, through a strainer, as through a screen, a cloth, or some porous substance; to purify, or separate from extraneous or solid matter, by filtration; to filter; as, to strain milk through cloth.
To percolate; to be filtered; as, water straining through a sandy soil.
Pour a mixture or liquid through a fine sieve or strainer to remove larger particles.
An isolate of a particular organism, thought to be different from other known organisms of that species.
An organism that is different from other organisms of the same species due to genetic differences. Strain is commonly used in two ways: (i) organisms of the same species that when initially isolated are found to have certain different properties (due to unknown mutations) are called different strains; (ii) derivatives of an organism that have distinct genotypes due to known mutations are called different strains.
Different organism within same species.
a group of organisms. They come from a particular source which shares a set of distinguishing characteristics.
In Arabian horses, it has the old Bedouin meaning, in which the strain, or family, traces back in time to a certain mare. It may descend from a mare of a famous breeder, or a mare with an unusual trait or characteristic—such as the "old, well-trained mare of Jedran" or whoever, or a dark mare, or even a filly which had been nursed by a donkey. Only if the family is very strong, and bred to stallions of the same bloodlines, would a strain continually retain a certain type. In other words, the strain remains the same through all generations—if the original mare was Maneghi, so would all her descendants be of that strain, regardless of the many strains represented in the rest of the pedigree, or their differences in type.
a mutation of a certain cultivar selected for an improved characteristic and vegetatively propagated by grafting
a specific genetic variant of an organism.
infraspecific morphological variant.
A variant characterised by a specific genotype.
a lineage or race of people
a selection of plants, similar in breeding, grouped together, with may resemble one another, but are not identical
A collective group of animals that are the descendants of a common ancestor, ancestry or lineage.
Keywords:  pervading, song, woe, oration, marched
Any sustained note or movement; a song; a distinct portion of an ode or other poem; also, the pervading note, or burden, of a song, poem, oration, book, etc.; theme; motive; manner; style; also, a course of action or conduct; as, he spoke in a noble strain; there was a strain of woe in his story; a strain of trickery appears in his career.
pervading note of an utterance; "I could follow the general tenor of his argument"
the act of singing; "with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"
To make uneasy or unnatural; to produce with apparent effort; to force; to constrain.
make tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious;
See Denomination.
one of the four suits or notrump; the non-numerical element of a bid; denomination.
Either a suit or notrump.
Strain is manga written by Yoshiyuki Okamura, and illustrated by Ryoichi Ikegami. This is the same art team (writer and illustrator) who created the popular manga Sanctuary (manga). It was serialized in Big Comic Superior from 1996 to 1998, then released into 5 volumes by Shogakukan between 1997 and 1998.
a family within a breed
A race or stock of rabbits in any standard breed of the same family blood, having the quality of reproducing marked racial characteristics.
(n) A breed or type
the outcome of an inability to deal effectively with stressors. Strain is therefore evident in a range of physical and psychological signs and symptoms. The physical evidence of strain is thought to include hypertension, gastric disorders, coronary heart disease, skin disorders, and a range of psychosomatic illnesses. Psychologically strain can result in depression, sleep loss, suspiciousness, and ‘burnout'.
Hereditary character, quality, or disposition.
Turn; tendency; inborn disposition. Cf. 1st Strain.
a tendency to dis-equilibrium in the input-output balance between two or more units of the system
Group of closely related viruses.
smaller group of very similar viruses within the larger population of a particular virus (such as the A, B, and C strains of the hepatitis virus)
Flu Viruses are defined by their surface proteins e.g. H5N1 but variations within a type are called strains.
A specific version of an organism. Many diseases, including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, have multiple strains.
One type of HIV. HIV is very heterogeneous, with no two isolates exactly the same. When HIV is isolated from an individual and studied in the lab, it is given its own unique identifier, or strain name (i.e., MN, LAI).
A group or stock of microorganisms made up of descendents of a single isolation in a pure culture.
To squeeze; to press closely.
To urge with importunity; to press; as, to strain a petition or invitation.
Keywords:  gmo, terms
More GMO terms
Represents the number of heartbeats per minute that pinpoints the level of intensity needed in an exercise to bring about the greatest training benefits from an aerobic workout. Target heart rates can be calculated by the formula: 220 - your age x by 60-85%, depending on your fitness objectives and physical condition.
A cultural subvariety that is only slightly differentiated.
a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
In chemistry a molecule experiences strain when in a chemical conformation there exist unfavorable bond angles or bond distances. Strain energy is released when the molecule can relax to a conformation with less strain or when the molecule interacts in a suitable chemical reaction.
Keywords:  blender, rub, puree, baby, vegetables
rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender; "puree the vegetables for the baby"
Keywords:  patience, trying, test, limits, you
test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!"
A skin defect generally found in the flank of the skin wherein the grain layer of the skin opens and splits away from the secondary layer of skin.
Race; stock; generation; descent; family.
A portion of music divided off by a double bar; a complete musical period or sentence; a movement, or any rounded subdivision of a movement.
Keywords:  sort, rank
Rank; a sort.
a group of plants with similar (but not identical) appearance and/or properties
Keywords:  act
The act of straining, or the state of being strained.
Keywords:  cell, see
See "cell strain".