elasticity


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Related to elasticity: Elasticity of supply, Elasticity of Demand and Supply, Elasticity of demand

elasticity

 [e″las-tis´ĭ-te]
the quality of being elastic.

e·las·tic·i·ty

(ē-las-tis'i-tē),
The quality or condition of being elastic.

elasticity

[i′lastis′itē]
the ability of tissue to regain its original shape and size after being stretched, squeezed, or otherwise deformed. Muscle tissue is generally regarded as elastic because it is able to change size and shape and return to its original condition.

e·las·tic·i·ty

(ĕ-las-tis'i-tē)
The quality or condition of being elastic.

elasticity

the ability of a material to be compressed or stretched, and to return to its original state.

elastic

; elasticity property of returning to original shape and size (i.e. recoil) following distortion by applied force (e.g. compression or tension)

elasticity,

n the ability of a tissue that has been strained or otherwise deformed to return to its original shape.

e·las·tic·i·ty

(ĕ-las-tis'i-tē)
Quality of being able to expand and contract.

elasticity

(ilastis´itē),
n the quality or condition of being elastic.
elasticity, modulus of,
n (Young's modulus) a measurement of elasticity obtained by dividing stress below the proportional limit by its corresponding strain value. A measure of stiffness.

elasticity

the quality of being elastic.

demand elasticity
see demand elasticity.
blood vessel elasticity
a composite value of the combined elasticities of the smooth muscle, collagen and elastin of which the walls are composed.
References in classic literature ?
Nothing can surpass the delicate and elegant finish of their limbs, in which lightness, elasticity, and strength are wonderfully combined.
They knew not whether ill health were robbing his spirits of elasticity, or whether a canker of the mind was gradually eating, as such cankers do, from his moral system into the physical frame, which is but the shadow of the former.
A submissive spirit might be patient, a strong understanding would supply resolution, but here was something more; here was that elasticity of mind, that disposition to be comforted, that power of turning readily from evil to good, and of finding employment which carried her out of herself, which was from nature alone.
The pure air, and the long summer hours in the open, gave back life and elasticity to Mattie, and Zeena, with more leisure to devote to her complex ailments, grew less watchful of the girl's omissions; so that Ethan, struggling on under the burden of his barren farm and failing saw-mill, could at least imagine that peace reigned in his house.
In Richard, the discovery gave occasion for a burst of business and agitation that buoyed him up for a little time, but he had lost the elasticity even of hope now and seemed to me to retain only its feverish anxieties.
The general attended her himself to the street-door, saying everything gallant as they went downstairs, admiring the elasticity of her walk, which corresponded exactly with the spirit of her dancing, and making her one of the most graceful bows she had ever beheld, when they parted.
That immobility and absence of elasticity which we find in the arts, we find with more pain in the artist.
a tormenting and industrious king, whose policy it was to maintain the elasticity of his power by frequent appointments and revocations.
On being relieved from picket duty Rostov had managed to get a few hours' sleep before morning and felt cheerful, bold, and resolute, with elasticity of movement, faith in his good fortune, and generally in that state of mind which makes everything seem possible, pleasant, and easy.
For some reason or other, Fred had none of his usual elasticity under this stroke of ill-fortune: he was simply aware that he had only fifty pounds, that there was no chance of his getting any more at present, and that the bill for a hundred and sixty would be presented in five days.
I was grieved for him; I was grieved for the overthrow of all our air-built castles: but, with the elasticity of youth, I soon recovered the shook.
The hard wood of the bow was extremely tough and this, with the strength and elasticity of my new string, gave me unwonted confidence in my weapon.