Definition of elasticity
2 : the responsiveness of a dependent economic variable to changes in influencing factors elasticity of demand price elasticity
Recent Examples of elasticity from the Web
SkinClinical uses a collagen- and elasticity-boosting (and patented!) formula called SBD-4 that boosts the skin’s microcirculation, which in turn fights and reverses signs of aging and environmental wear.
Damage can strip away elasticity, increasing stiffness and recent research suggests something extremely important.
G&G’s costly gamble may turn out to be a fascinating experiment of the elasticity of Miami’s real estate market — as well as a test of the global following of the Aston Martin brand.
The elasticity of language, the silliness and sappiness, felt very much like the expression of the twins.
Although tempos were steady, there was little rhythmic elasticity.
Mike Barwis, the team’s senior adviser for strength and conditioning, devised the plan, which aims to improve the elasticity of Cespedes’s back, hips and legs.
As collagen degrades, our skin loses its elasticity and smoothness, leading to wrinkles.
In econ 101 terms, the incidence of the tax depends on the elasticities of supply and demand for a specific product.
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First Known Use of elasticity
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Definition of elasticity for Students
: the quality or state of being easily stretched
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