modulus of elasticity

Definition of modulus of elasticity

: the ratio of the stress in a body to the corresponding strain (as in bulk modulus, shear modulus, and Young's modulus)

called also coefficient of elasticity, elastic modulus

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“Modulus of elasticity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/modulus%20of%20elasticity. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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