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prestress

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verb pre·stress \(ˌ)prē-ˈstres\

Definition of prestress

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to introduce internal stresses into (something, such as a structural beam) to counteract the stresses that will result from applied load (as in incorporating cables under tension in concrete)

First Known Use of prestress

1934


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prestress

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noun pre·stress \ˈprē-ˌstres, ˌprē-ˈ\

Definition of prestress

  1. 1 :  the stresses introduced in prestressing

  2. 2 :  the process of prestressing

  3. 3 :  the condition of being prestressed

First Known Use of prestress

1934

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