Of programs, very clever and efficient. A tense piece of code often got that way because it was highly bummed, but sometimes it was just based on a great idea. A comment in a clever routine by Mike Kazar, once a grad-student hacker at CMU: "This routine is so tense it will bring tears to your eyes." A tense programmer is one who produces tense code.

(01 Jul 2002)

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Tight, rigid, or strained; characterised by anxiety and psychological strain.

Origin: L. Tensus, pp. Of tendo, to stretch

(05 Mar 2000)

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