from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the line of demarcation between the horizontal elastic forces of tension and compression, exerted by the fibers in any cross section of a girder.
  • adj. that line or plane, in a beam under transverse pressure, at which the fibers are neither stretched nor compressed, or where the longitudinal stress is zero. See Axis.


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