the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
"the waistband had lost its snap"
The property by virtue of which a material deformed under the load can regain its original dimensions when unloaded
The sensitivity of changes in a quantity with respect to changes in another quantity.
If the sales of an item drop by 5 % when the price increases by 10 %, its price elasticity is -0.5.
The quality of being elastic.
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
power of resistance to, or recovery from, depression or overwork
Origin: [Cf. F. lasticit.]
In physics, elasticity is a physical property of materials which return to their original shape after they are deformed.
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Resistance and recovery from distortion of shape.
The numerical value of elasticity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of elasticity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Brands are all about trust, you can expand the universe of what people think you are, but there's only so much elasticity. On Discovery, that's why I talk about authenticity. Authenticity is job No. 1, 2 and 3.
The trade got comfortable with an oversupply mindset, we live in a global grain market and a supply problem and lower prices really can stimulate consumption. The elasticity of that consumption is greater than we often assume.
At the beginning it was a surprise when we opened the lead cases. We didn't know precisely what were inside the urns, it was, in fact, really really exceptional material for us to study. You had a sensation of elasticity that was completely amazing. It is as if these people had recently died, rather than these being 500-year-old hearts.
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Translations for elasticity
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- elasticitatCatalan, Valencian
- jousto, kimmoisuus, joustavuus, elastisuusFinnish
- spinney, so-lhoobaghtManx
- 弾性, 弾力性Japanese
- elastikiyet, esneklikTurkish
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