Hooke's law

noun
\ ˈhu̇ks- How to pronounce Hooke's law (audio) \

Definition of Hooke's law

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

First Known Use of Hooke's law

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hooke's law

Robert Hooke

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Hooke's law

Time Traveler for Hooke's law

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Hooke's law

Cite this Entry

“Hooke's law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hooke%27s%20law. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for Hooke's law

Hooke's law

noun
\ ˈhu̇ks- How to pronounce Hooke's law (audio) \

Medical Definition of Hooke's law

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

Comments on Hooke's law

What made you want to look up Hooke's law? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!