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Stress has different meanings in different fields:

  • Stress (biology), an organism's response to a stressor such as an environmental condition
  • Stress (linguistics), relative emphasis or prominence given to a syllable in a word, or to a word in a phrase or sentence
  • Stress (mechanics), the internal forces that neighboring particles of a continuous material exert on each other
  • Occupational stress, stress related to one's job
  • Psychological stress, a feeling of strain and pressure
  • Surgical stress, systemic response to surgical injury
  • Stress (music), a type of emphasis placed on a particular note or set of notes


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