The maximum extent to which a solid may be stretched without permanent alteration of size or shape.
- A guitar string, when stretched within its elastic limits, obeys the wave equation.
- It sought to ascertain the elastic limit, or maximum stress that such materials could sustain without damage.
- This test provides the elastic limit, elongation, yield point, yield strength, tensile strength, and the reduction in area.
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Syllabification: e·las·tic lim·it
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