- The resistance of a material to breaking under tension. Compare with compressive strength.More example sentences
- Suddenly the polymer producers were challenged to develop specialty materials with higher tensile strengths, higher temperature resistance, higher abrasion resistance, and greater stiffness.
- The tensile strength of clad material depends on the tensile strength of its components and their ratio to its thickness.
- In any event, she can exert a surface pressure far in excess of the tensile strength of any material ever likely to be found on this planet or its environs.
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