Hooke's law

noun

: a statement in physics: the stress within an elastic solid is proportional to the strain responsible for it

Word History

Etymology

Robert Hooke

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hooke's law was in 1853

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“Hooke's law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hooke%27s%20law. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

Hooke's law

noun
: a statement in physics: the stress within an elastic solid up to the elastic limit is proportional to the strain responsible for it

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