from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to the variation of tensile strength with the temperature.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to tensile force as affected by changes of temperature. Elaborate thermotensile experiments on iron and steel, especially with reference to boiler-iron, have been made, and their results tabulated, this being a matter of great practical importance.


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