HyperDic: elasticity

English > 1 sense of the word elasticity:
NOUNattributeelasticity, snapthe tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
elasticity > pronunciation
Soundsiy.lae.stih'sahtiy
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English > elasticity: 1 sense > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed.
Synonymsnap
Narrowerbounce, bouncinessThe quality of a substance that is able to rebound
elasticity of shearThe elasticity of a body that has been pulled out of shape by a shearing force
give, spring, springinessThe elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
resilience, resiliencyThe physical property of a material that can return to its original shape or position after deformation that does not exceed its elastic limit
stretch, stretchiness, stretchabilityThe capacity for being stretched
temper, toughnessThe elasticity and hardness of a metal object
Broaderphysical propertyAny property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
OppositeinelasticityThe lack of elasticity
Spanishelasticidad
Catalanelasticitat
Adjectiveselasticcapable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression

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