tensile strength(redirected from Tensile force)
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the maximum tensile stress or load that a material is capable of sustaining; usually expressed in pounds per square inch.
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tensile strength(ten′sĭl) [L. tensilis, stretched, tense]
The resistance of a structure to stretching or tearing along its longest axis.
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