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inelastic

 [in″e-las´tik]
lacking elasticity.

inelastic

(ĭn″ē-lăs′tĭk) [L. in-, not, + Gr. elastikos, elastic]
Not elastic.

inelastic

1. tissue lacking in elasticity.
2. in financial terms, lack of response in a variable, e.g. inelastic demand, when the demand for, say, veterinary services is not reduced by a downturn in the local economy.
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Recently an improved non-iterative capacity spectrum method according to the equivalent systems for estimating the maximum inelastic deformation of existing structures has been proposed [6].
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Beginning with a balance of payments of zero, we have shown that a relatively elastic aggregate demand curve will result in a balance of trade deficit while an inelastic aggregate demand function will cause a balance of trade surplus.
It is this possibility that policymakers need to be most concerned with, especially in the case where short-run supply is relatively inelastic and long-run supply is fairly elastic.
Although cracking is an important aspect of concrete behaviour that considerably affects the response of reinforced concrete structures, the post-cracking resistance of concrete and its influence on the inelastic behaviour is often neglected.
The theoretical analysis [6], which was based on the interpretations from super K data that the neutrino oscillations between flavors could only occur if the neutrino had a rest mass, was cast in terms of a net transfer of linear momentum, but since it is now known that the neutrino always possesses left-handed helicity, and since it is reported that upon inelastic collision between a neutrino at v ~ c, and a proton or a neutron, the flavor of the neutrino has a very high probability to change--thus the spin magnetic moment property of the particle changes--the analysis is broadened herein to include total angular momentum.
It is based on observed behavior of masonry joints and is expressed in terms of the confining stess ([sigma]) and the inelastic shear-slip ([v.
Executives say premium travel is somewhat inelastic because business travelers are more affected by schedules than by price.
y] is not perfectly inelastic with respect to the wage rate and income (not fixed at some level [bar.
At this conference, the discussion topics presented by Chinese participants included: how factor income is distributed in China; the Chinese real estate market; the importance of productivity growth in China; an evaluation of Chinas poverty alleviation program; and stock market valuation, and the inelastic demand for stocks, in China.