elastic limit


Definition of elastic limit

: the greatest stress that an elastic solid can sustain without undergoing permanent deformation

Examples of elastic limit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But stretched beyond its elastic limit, the rubber band becomes permanently deformed. Dr. Richard Osibanjo, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of elastic limit

1898, in the meaning defined above

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9 Sep 2021

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“Elastic limit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elastic%20limit. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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