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inelastic

 [in″e-las´tik]
lacking elasticity.

inelastic

(ĭn″ē-lăs′tĭk) [L. in-, not, + Gr. elastikos, elastic]
Not elastic.
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Next, we motivate a transfer of cross section from the elastic to the inelastic channel in order to smooth the inelastic function.
Remember: Part of this radiation surrounding the gas molecules will now be a result of the various inelastic intermolecular collisions.
where [P.sub.de] and [P.sub.di] denote the elastic and inelastic damage-caused load reductions, respectively (similar to the elastic and inelastic damage-caused stress reduction, respectively in literature [24, 25]); [f.sub.de] and [f.sub.di] denote the elastic and inelastic damage-caused midspan deflections, respectively; [P.sub.0] denotes the idealized load without damage in the specimen (similar to the effective stress [24, 25]); f denotes the total midspan deflection.
At this point it should be stressed that the above elements present also important inelastic cross section.
i.e., the elastic and inelastic scattering of neutrinos off a nucleus (with A nucleons and Z protons), respectively.
The literatures on oil demand in the Middle East countries have generally observed that oil demand is income elastic and price inelastic for their study period.
The computational methods of buckling for elastic and inelastic instability of thin-walled compressive member are discussed in this paper.
The authors speculate, analogous to the authors of last winter's article, that the only young smokers left are price inelastic, like their elders.
We also expect [[beta].sub.2]to be higher for property than for terrorism and to find the demand for terrorism insurance to be more price inelastic for reasons we explained in the Introduction that reviews the literature and our hypotheses.
In a formal commentary submitted on July 27, 2015 regarding federal mandates for the use of biofuels, ACI said the proposed volumes for the coming years "would continue to divert large quantities of a finite inelastic supply of animal fats to the biofuels market, thereby critically disadvantaging the domestic oleochemical industry.
In the case of polycarbonate, it can be argued that for much of the business, including the commodity end, demand is inelastic. Polycarbonate's combination of high impact resistance, heat resistance, and clarity limits substitution by other polymers.