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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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After the rock specimen's deformation is in the creep stage at a certain level of static stress, the steel rings are lifted up to a certain relative height and then allowed to fall freely.
Pre-travel: Amount of trigger movement (takeup and creep combined) the trigger moves from at-rest until the sear breaks.
Creep of thermoplastics can be effectively restrained by admixing a creep-resistant polymer, which forms a co-continuous component.
iNEMI's position statement defines the temperature, humidity and copper and silver corrosion rate limits within which PCBs will perform reliably in the field with respect to creep corrosion.
A model that is able to describe nonlinear creep data under uniaxial tension requires further development before it can be used in a design calculation.
This research provides data on the behaviour of concrete under direct tension test which includes strength and creep and their relationship with the compressive ones.
Creep, however, is a bad thing and eventually will give you headaches when your bow loses its timing/synchronization.
Uniaxial creep testing in tension involves a tensile specimen under a constant load at a constant temperature.
IMR KHA - Portland specializes in Creep and Stress Rupture Testing, Weld Testing and Qualification (including approvals from WABO, OBOA and the city of Portland) Rotating Beam Fatigue Testing, Chemical Analysis and more.
The aim of this work is to investigate the creep performance of woodflour-PP composites.
6, the post-cure temperature at which the different densities of honeycomb core displayed the largest degree of creep in the ribbon direction is plotted against the core density.
Most previous studies of the effects of physical aging on creep have been concerned with unreinforced materials using specimens cut from extruded or compression molded sheets.