Definitions for elasticityɪ læˈstɪs ɪ ti, ˌi læˈstɪs-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elasticity, snap(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"

Wiktionary

  1. elasticity(Noun)

    The property by virtue of which a material deformed under the load can regain its original dimensions when unloaded

  2. elasticity(Noun)

    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.

  3. elasticity(Noun)

    The quality of being elastic.

  4. elasticity(Noun)

    Adaptability.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elasticity(noun)

    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. Elasticity(noun)

    power of resistance to, or recovery from, depression or overwork

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. lasticit.]

Freebase

  1. Elasticity

    In physics, elasticity is a physical property of materials which return to their original shape after they are deformed.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Elasticity

    Resistance and recovery from distortion of shape.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rich Ross:

    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.

  2. Fabrice Dedouit:

    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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