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elastic modulus Syllabification: e·las·tic mod·u·lus

Definition of elastic modulus in English:


The ratio of the force exerted upon a substance or body to the resultant deformation.
Example sentences
  • A linear statics analysis, for example, will require an elastic modulus, Poisson's ratio and perhaps a density for each material.
  • But like the body waves, surface waves give ratios of elastic moduli to density.
  • The instantaneous and equilibrium elastic moduli and the apparent viscosity of the cell were significantly decreased by hypoosmotic stress, but were unchanged by hyperosmotic stress.
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