Hooke's law

noun
\ ˈhu̇ks- \

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

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

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Hooke's law

noun
\ ˈhu̇ks- \

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

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