elastic modulus

noun

Definition of elastic modulus

: the ratio of the stress in a body to the corresponding strain

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Recent Examples on the Web The hardcoat layer may be characterized as possessing a lower elastic modulus, higher elongation-to-break and optionally a lower hardness than the transparent support substrate. Chris Smith, BGR, 6 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of elastic modulus

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Elastic modulus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elastic%20modulus. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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