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e·las·tic lim·'it

the greatest stress to which a material may be subjected and still be capable of returning to its original dimensions when the forces are released.

elastic limit

The extent to which something may be stretched or bent and still be able to return to its original shape.
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However, the faceted surface (a point-to-point interpolation) and maximum aspect ratio of any one feature (which cannot exceed the elastic limit of the membrane) limit resolution and mean that even with fine pins these systems cannot achieve industry cosmetic/functional specifications.
When the talk turned toward armed response to police brutality those elastic limits were reached.
Like the underlying property market, the CMBS market has its own elastic limits.