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  • n. The level of stress at which a solid undergoes a greater change in strain than predicted by Hooke's law; often followed by necking and breaking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the limit of distortion, by bending, stretching, etc., that a body can undergo and yet return to its original form when relieved from stress; also, the unit force or stress required to produce this distortion. Within the elastic limit the distortion is directly proportional to the stress producing it.
  • n. See under Elastic.


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