Definition of Young's modulus in English:

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Young's modulus

Pronunciation: /ˌyəNGz ˈmäjələs/


A measure of elasticity, equal to the ratio of the stress acting on a substance to the strain produced.
Example sentences
  • Commercial nylon formulations often include plasticisers such as water, acids, alcohols and phenols, which reduce the yield stress and Young's modulus of the polymer, but increase the material toughness.
  • The Young's modulus was obtained from a cylinder load test on the pile concrete.
  • We observed a faster drug action at higher concentrations but only minor differences in the amount of decrease of the average Young's modulus.


Mid 19th century: named after T. Young (see Young, Thomas).

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Syllabification: Young's mod·u·lus

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