aero·​elas·​tic·​i·​ty ˌer-ō-ˌē-ˌla-ˈsti-sə-tē How to pronounce aeroelasticity (audio)
: distortion (as from bending) in a structure (such as an airplane wing or a building) caused by aerodynamic forces
aeroelastic adjective

Examples of aeroelasticity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A month after the conference, the group purchased Zona aeroelasticity software through Hifar. Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post, 17 Oct. 2022

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Word History


aero- + elasticity

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aeroelasticity was in 1940

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“Aeroelasticity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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