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coefficient of elasticity

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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the quotient of a stress (of a given kind), by the strain (of a given kind) which it produces; -- called also coefficient of resistance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (physics) the ratio of the applied stress to the change in shape of an elastic body

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