yield point

noun

: a stress sufficiently beyond the elastic limit that the material begins to exhibit plastic properties and continues to deform without further increase of load
used especially of tension
compare yield value

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“Yield point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yield%20point. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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