Definitions for elasticityɪ læˈstɪs ɪ ti, ˌi læˈstɪs-
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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.
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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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- elasticitatCatalan, Valencian
- jousto, kimmoisuus, joustavuus, elastisuusFinnish
- spinney, so-lhoobaghtManx
- 弾性, 弾力性Japanese
- elastikiyet, esneklikTurkish
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