[ US /ˌiˌɫæsˈtɪsəti/ ]
[ UK /ɪlɑːstˈɪsɪti/ ]
  1. the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
    the waistband had lost its snap
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How To Use elasticity In A Sentence

  • An Australian novelist described him as a ‘tall, striking man still capable of playing a couple of useful chukkas of polo… in some ways more British than the British, but with a good deal more elasticity and charm’.
  • We need not worry about the disappearance of this space because its elasticity prevents true rupture or breakage.
  • The elasticity of substitution measures how the relative use of an input changes when its relative price changes. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice
  • The dynamic modulus of elasticity decreased in a linear fashion over 60 days of hypothermic storage.
  • By this action, the highly elastic axis must be bent at the lower extremity, where it is naturally slightly curved; and I imagine it is by this elasticity alone that the zoophyte is enabled to rise again through the mud. Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle
  • A dense wood will have proportionally more elasticity and resistance, but also a greater margin of shrinkage and swelling.
  • An important mechanic parameter in masonry structure is the modulus of elasticity.
  • From the view of industry, the relation depends on the demand elasticity of price. When elasticity is greater, the industrial investment expenditure also increases with the firm number increase.
  • Even when, by the elasticity of the flesh, that cavity closed up some, it closed up on organs that had been gelatinized, literally turned to viscosity. A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set
  • Solids, liquids and gases are ideal behaviours characterised by properties such as compressibility, viscosity, elasticity, strength and hardness. Archive 2005-09-01
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