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  • n. the principle that the stress applied to a solid is directly proportional to the strain produced. This law describes the behavior of springs and solids stressed within their elastic limit.

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  • n. See law.

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  • n. (physics) the principle that (within the elastic limit) the stress applied to a solid is proportional to the strain produced

Etymologies

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From the name of Robert Hooke, English physicist

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