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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.
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elastic limit

The extent to which something may be stretched or bent and still be able to return to its original shape.
See also: limit
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Beaubien, "Elastic constants, hardness, strength, elastic limits, and diffusion coefficients of solids," in American Institute of Physics Handbook, Section 2, pp.
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