elas·​tic·​i·​ty i-ˌla-ˈsti-sə-tē How to pronounce elasticity (audio)
plural elasticities
: the quality or state of being elastic: such as
: the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation : springiness
: the quality of being adaptable
: the responsiveness of a dependent economic variable to changes in influencing factors
elasticity of demand
price elasticity

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of elasticity was in 1664

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“Elasticity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elasticity. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition



plural elasticities
: the quality or state of being elastic
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