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Elasticity

E`las`tic´i`ty   Pronunciation: ē`lăs`tĭs´ĭ`tŷ
n.1.The quality of being elastic; the inherent property in bodies by which they recover their former figure or dimensions, after the removal of external pressure or altering force; springiness; resilience; tendency to rebound; as, the elasticity of caoutchouc; the elasticity of the air.
2.Power of resistance to, or recovery from, depression or overwork; - usually referred to as resilience[3].
Coefficient of elasticity
the quotient of a stress (of a given kind), by the strain (of a given kind) which it produces; - called also coefficient of resistance.
Surface of elasticity
(Geom.) the pedal surface of an ellipsoid (see Pedal); a surface used in explaining the phenomena of double refraction and their relation to the elastic force of the luminous ether in crystalline media.
Noun1.elasticity - the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed; "the waistband had lost its snap"
Synonyms: snap
Antonyms:
inelasticity - the lack of elasticity
adaptability, adjustability, agreeability, amenability, beef, beefiness, bendability, brawn, brawniness, ductibility, ductility, extendibility, extensibility, facility, fictility, flexibility, flexility, flexuousness, formativeness, give, heftiness, huskiness, impressionability, involuntary muscle, limberness, litheness, malleability, moldability, muscle, muscularity, musculature, physique, plasticity, pliability, pliancy, receptiveness, resilience, responsiveness, rubberiness, sensibility, sensitiveness, sequacity, sinew, sinewiness, sinews, springiness, stretch, stretchability, stretchiness, submissiveness, suppleness, susceptibility, tensileness, tensility, thew, thewiness, thews, tolerance, tone, tractability, tractility, voluntary muscle, willowiness
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