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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.
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.
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Creep feed types were considered as a fixed effect, and parity and total born were considered a random effect.
During the entire lactation period, the creep feed types did not affect sow performance, including body weight, back-fat thickness, feed intake, and weaning-to-estrus interval (Table 2).
ANALYSIS OF CREEP TEST RESULTS OF DIFFERENT WATER-CONTENT COAL SAMPLES
Much attention has been paid to theories of creep behaviors, but that attention rarely focused on methods of predicting the long-term creep behavior more simply and efficiently.
Considering the creep compliance value of various [P.sub.25][R.sub.75] blends at room temperature (Fig.
The kids from CFR and CF were fed creep feed (5% of body weight) on the basis of dry matter.
The creep curves of the fractured granite under mechanical-reactive flow coupling conditions show obvious creep characteristics.
(2) The creep rupture strength of the cast alloy exhibited no difference to that of the wrought alloy, because the inhomogeneous microstructure of the cast alloy between dendritic and interdendritic regions contained secondary particles that dissolved during long-term creep.
To show the creep behavior that took place under each stress level clearly, the axial strain-time curve obtained for each stress level is plotted separately in Figure 2 (due to the limitation of the device, the volumetric creep responses of the BRM was not discussed).
According to the author's literature research, so far, the effect of the added RGO on the creep behavior of the bonded joints have not been investigated yet.