from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In testing the strength of iron, steel, and other ductile materials, the minimum load which produces permanent deformation. Also spoken of, less correctly, as the elastic limit.
- n. Four features of the results of the tensile stress tests of outstanding interest merit a special comment.
- n. The point on a stress-strain curve at which the strain begins to increase very greatly for a slight increase of stress.
- n. See under point.
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