compressive strength

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com·pres·sive strength

tensile strength, except that the stress is in compression.

com·pres·sive strength

(kŏm-presiv strength)
Ability of a material to resist stress under compression.
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Amazingly, the compressional strength of bone is even greater than that of reinforced concrete.
He built a microscope of his own design, as well as mechanical devices for the measurement of specific gravity, hardness, compressional strength, and other physical properties of minerals.
Each particle is driven into the rock formation at a high velocity and through momentum change, delivers forces many times greater than the compressional strength of the rock, even in formations that exist in the subsurface at elevated hardness and stress.