elastic deformation

noun

Definition of elastic deformation

: deformation that disappears upon removal of the external forces causing the alteration and the stress associated with it

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“Elastic deformation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elastic%20deformation. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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