Definition of Elasticity

1. Noun. The tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed. "The waistband had lost its snap"




Definition of Elasticity

1. n. The quality of being elastic; the inherent property in bodies by which they recover their former figure or dimensions, after the removal of external pressure or altering force; springiness; tendency to rebound; as, the elasticity of caoutchouc; the elasticity of the air.

Definition of Elasticity

1. Noun. (physics) The property by virtue of which a material deformed under the load can regain its original dimensions when unloaded ¹

2. Noun. (economics) The sensitivity of changes in a quantity with respect to changes in another quantity. ¹

3. Noun. The quality of being elastic. ¹

4. Noun. Adaptability. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elasticity

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Medical Definition of Elasticity

1. 1. The quality of being elastic; the inherent property in bodies by which they recover their former figure or dimensions, after the removal of external pressure or altering force; springiness; tendency to rebound; as, the elasticity of caoutchouc; the elasticity of the air. 2. Power of resistance to, or recovery from, depression or overwork. Coefficient of elasticity, the quotient of a stress (of a given kind), by the strain (of a given kind) which it produces; called also coefficient of resistance. Surface of elasticity, the pedal surface of an ellipsoid (see Pedal); a surface used in explaining the phenomena of double refraction and their relation to the elastic force of the luminous ether in crystalline media. Origin: Cf. F. Elasticite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elasticity

elastic skin
elastic tissue
elastica
elastical
elastically
elasticate
elasticated
elasticates
elasticating
elasticin
elasticise
elasticised
elasticises
elasticising
elasticities
elasticity (current term)
elasticity of shear
elasticize
elasticized
elasticizes
elasticizing
elastick
elasticness
elasticoviscous
elastics
elastin
elastins
elastocapillary
elastodynamic
elastodynamically

Literary usage of Elasticity

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1. Mathematical and Physical Papers: Collected from Different Scientific by Baron William Thomson Kelvin, Sir Joseph Larmor, James Prescott Joule (1890)
"2—4 Relation of viscosity to imperfectness of elasticity, 5— Limits of elasticityelasticity of shape—elasticity of bulk—elasticity of shape for distortions ..."

2. Principles of Economics by Alfred Marshall (1895)
"elasticity OF DEMAND. § 1. WE have seen that the only universal law as to a person's desire for a commodity is that it diminishes, other things being equal, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"Within sufficiently narrow limit. of distortion every solid shows elasticity of shape to soma degree—some solids to psrf.c. tion, so far as we know at ..."

4. Mechanics by Lewis Raymond Smith (1922)
"elasticity Explained.—Whenever a body is acted upon by an external force ... This is a manifestation of elasticity, a property which all matter possesses. ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1905)
"On a Direct Method of Measuring the Coefficient of Volume elasticity of Metals." By A. MAI.LOCK, FKS Received April 19^—Kead June 2, 1904. ..."

6. A Text-book of Physics by William Watson (1911)
"elasticity of Volume.—In general, when a solid body undergoes deformation, ie is strained, both the shape and volume are altered It is, however, ..."

7. Structural Engineers' Handbook: Data for the Design and Construction of by Milo Smith Ketchum (1914)
"Modulus of elasticity.—The modulus of elasticity of a material is the constant, ... The modulus of elasticity may be defined as that force, were Hooke's law ..."

8. Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy: Based on the Traité de Physique by Augustin Privat-Deschanel, Joseph David Everett (1897)
"elasticity and its Limits.—There is no such tiling in nature as an absolutely rigid body. All bodies yield more or less to the action of force; ..."

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