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creep

 [krēp]
1. a physical property of materials that results in progressive deformation when a constant load is applied over time; it allows soft tissues to tolerate applied loads by lengthening.
2. to move along the ground using the arms and legs for propulsion. The trunk does not touch the ground.

creep

(krēp),
Any time-dependent strain developing in a material or an object in response to the application of a force or stress.

creep

a rheological effect of metals and other solid materials that may become elongated or deformed as a result of a load being applied for a long period. For example, creep can occur in silver amalgam fillings that have been in place for some time.
Cosmetic surgery A phenomenon that occurs in scalp reduction surgery after excision of a large area of alopecia, in which the skin slowly expands in response to a continuous force—e.g., the suture line at the point of closure
Managed care DRG creep
Materials science Cold flow A time-dependent strain or deformation of a material in response to a continuous force or constant stress; creep is of interest to orthopaedists who place prosthetic devices in weight-bearing regions—e.g., polyethylene components of artificial joints
Physiology A slow, continued lengthening of a muscle following a first phase of muscle lengthening
Vox populi A ne’er do well

creep

(krēp, krēp)
Progressive deformation of a material due to exposure to constant load over an extended period.
[M.E. crepen, fr. A.S. crēopan]

creep

(krēp)
Any time-dependent strain developing in a material or an object in response to the application of a force or stress.

creep

a barrier containing small apertures. Only the young animals of the group can penetrate the barrier. See also creeping.

creep barrier
a barred barrier permitting maximum auditory, olfactory, visual and palpatory contact without domination. A useful technique in a primate colony.
creep feeding
feed is placed on one side of the barrier and only the young can get access to it.
creep grazing
a creep is placed across the entrance to the pasture and only animals small enough to penetrate the creep get access to the pasture.
creep ration
a weaning diet, suitable for weaning the young, which are the only animals able to penetrate the creep.
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Creep is defined as deformations in concrete increasing with time in the case of constant application of loads.
Creep corrosion failures can be cleaned, hardware recovered, and put back into service.
Creep and accelerated creep were determined at a constant relative humidity (RH) of 80% and a cyclic RH between 30% and 80% for strips cut along the MD and CD directions of each sheet according to methods described in previous studies (3-6).
The force dependences on the minimum deflection rate and on the time to fracture are comparable with the analogical dependencies of conventional uniaxial creep tests of the similar alloy.
The extensive investigations show that the properties of the semifinished products, produced from the ingots melted by the EB- MIC method satisfy the requirements, imposed by the industry on the quality of the creep resisting titanium alloys.
Then Simon Cowell waded in, ranting: "You can't have a go at Dannii because you chose a song called I'm A Creep.
Numerical simulation of creep buckling is a fast way of prediction of such phenomena.
2002) also demonstrated that creep feeding cause piglets to consume more solid food and hence vocalize less when nursing frequency declines, which weakens the sow's responses to such calls (Weary et al.
HCC has developed a lamb feed calculator on our website so that sheep farmers can decide if it would be financially viable to creep feed their lambs or not.
Mechanisms of Creep Deformation in Pure Sn Solder Joints"
Just about the time you think your bow is tuned and shooting well, your string or buss cable begins to creep.
The objective of this paper is to study the phenomenological model for creep behaviour in Cu-8.