American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various polymers having the elastic properties of natural rubber.
- n. any of various elastic materials that resemble rubber (resumes its original shape when a deforming force is removed)
- From elastic + -mer. (Wiktionary)
- elast(ic) + (poly)mer. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Over the years sealing applications have evolved from the traditional rubber and rubber-fabric seal constructions to a design which has a face of hard wearing thermoplastic polyester elastomer in contact with the bore, whereas the older design relies on a nitrile rubber dynamic sealing element.”
“The JanSport Air Cure Laptop Backpack ($50) has shock-absorbing elastomer that distributes the weight of heavy loads more evenly, decreasing pressure by 50% on the shoulders and upper back.”
“And it incorporates interchangeable elastomer damper inserts to help absorb road vibration.”
“In normal use, the flex joint actually allows the riser going up to the rig to move with ocean currents and is usually made with an elastomer.”
“For instance, if you had enough space in the fork leg to put a second, identical elastomer stack into it above the first stack this is possible in some forks that have hard spacers taking up some of the space, then put two spring stacks, each of spring constant k, one above the other in the leg.”
“There is a stack of elastomer springs in each leg.”
“Now he turned toward the equipment cart at his elbow and examined the implements and supplies on its upper tray—three ink caps, a disposable hypodermic syringe with a fine thirty-gauge needle, a set of surgical scalpels and graded circle elevators, and his silicone elastomer implants.”
“The seat mast has an elastomer in one of three stiffnesses, and up to 3cm of spacers can be slipped on under it to maximize seat height once the seat mast has been cut to length.”
“Patent-pending elastomer brush vibrates 7,000 times per stroke.”
“They consist of a silcone elastomer loop that holds stainless steel spiked chains over the sole of your boot.”
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"Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds of usually high molecular weight consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units, each a relatively light and simple molecule."
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