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modulus of elasticity

noun

Definitions

  1. An elastic modulus, or modulus of elasticity, is the mathematical description of an object or substance's tendency to be deformed elastically (not permanently) when a force is applied to it. The elastic modulus of an object is defined as the slope of its stress–strain curve in the elastic deformation region.

External Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/modulus_of_elasticity