The American Psychological Association defines
Physiological or biological stress is an organism's response to a stressor such .... First to use the term in a biological context, Selye continued to define stress as ...
a state of mental tension and worry caused by problems in your life, work, etc. : something that causes strong feelings of worry or anxiety. : physical force or ...
Phonetics. emphasis in the form of prominent relative loudness of a syllable or a word as a result of special effort in utterance. 3. Prosody. accent or emphasis on ...
Stress is not a useful term for scientists because it is such a highly subjective
phenomenon that it defies definition. And if you can't
2A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or
demanding circumstances: he's obviously under a lot of
Importance, significance, or emphasis placed on something. See Synonyms at emphasis. 2. Linguistics. a. The relative force with which a sound or syllable is ...