aeroelasticity

noun
aero·​elas·​tic·​i·​ty | \ ˌer-ō-ˌē-ˌla-ˈsti-sə-tē How to pronounce aeroelasticity (audio) , -i-ˌla- \

Definition of aeroelasticity

: distortion (as from bending) in a structure (such as an airplane wing or a building) caused by aerodynamic forces

Other Words from aeroelasticity

aeroelastic \ ˌer-​ō-​ˌē-​ˈla-​stik How to pronounce aeroelasticity (audio) , -​i-​ˈla-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of aeroelasticity

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aeroelasticity

aero- + elasticity

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“Aeroelasticity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aeroelasticity. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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