from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The resistance of a material to a force tending to tear it apart, measured as the maximum tension the material can withstand without tearing.
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- noun The
resistanceof a material to longitudinal stress( tension); a measure of the forcerequired to pullit apart
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- noun the strength of material expressed as the greatest longitudinal stress it can bear without tearing apart
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