Definition of shape memory in English:

shape memory

Syllabification: shape mem·o·ry

noun

Metallurgy
  • A property exhibited by certain alloys of recovering their initial shape when they are heated after having been plastically deformed.
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    • The combination of shape memory alloys is innovative.
    • It provides shape memory, high elasticity, biocompatibility, and MRI compatibility.
    • The shape memory effect in metals relies on a phase change in the material's crystal structure.

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