Coefficient of elasticity
Elasticity E`las*tic"i*ty ([=e]`l[a^]s*t[i^]s"[i^]*t[y^]), n. [Cf. F. ['e]lasticit['e].] 1. The quality of being elastic; the inherent property in bodies by which they recover their former figure or dimensions, after the removal of external pressure or altering force; springiness; resilience; tendency to rebound; as, the elasticity of caoutchouc; the elasticity of the air. [1913 Webster]

2. Power of resistance to, or recovery from, depression or overwork; -- usually referred to as {resilience}[3]. [1913 Webster]

{Coefficient of elasticity}, the quotient of a stress (of a given kind), by the strain (of a given kind) which it produces; -- called also {coefficient of resistance}.

{Surface of elasticity} (Geom.), the pedal surface of an ellipsoid (see {Pedal}); a surface used in explaining the phenomena of double refraction and their relation to the elastic force of the luminous ether in crystalline media. [1913 Webster]


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  • coefficient of elasticity — tampros modulis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Statmenojo įtempio ir santykinės ilginės deformacijos dalmuo, t. y. E = σ/ε; čia σ – statmenasis įtempis, ε – santykinė ilginė deformacija. atitikmenys: angl. coefficient …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • coefficient of elasticity — noun (physics) the ratio of the applied stress to the change in shape of an elastic body • Syn: ↑modulus of elasticity, ↑elastic modulus • Topics: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • coefficient of elasticity — Physics. See modulus of elasticity. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • coefficient of resistance — Elasticity E las*tic i*ty ([=e] l[a^]s*t[i^]s [i^]*t[y^]), n. [Cf. F. [ e]lasticit[ e].] 1. The quality of being elastic; the inherent property in bodies by which they recover their former figure or dimensions, after the removal of external… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surface of elasticity — Elasticity E las*tic i*ty ([=e] l[a^]s*t[i^]s [i^]*t[y^]), n. [Cf. F. [ e]lasticit[ e].] 1. The quality of being elastic; the inherent property in bodies by which they recover their former figure or dimensions, after the removal of external… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • modulus of elasticity — noun (physics) the ratio of the applied stress to the change in shape of an elastic body • Syn: ↑coefficient of elasticity, ↑elastic modulus • Topics: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • modulus of elasticity — Physics. any of several coefficients of elasticity of a body, expressing the ratio between a stress or force per unit area that acts to deform the body and the corresponding fractional deformation caused by the stress. Also called coefficient of… …   Universalium

  • modulus of elasticity — tampros modulis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Statmenojo įtempio ir santykinės ilginės deformacijos dalmuo, t. y. E = σ/ε; čia σ – statmenasis įtempis, ε – santykinė ilginė deformacija. atitikmenys: angl. coefficient …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • Modulus of elasticity — Modulus Mod u*lus, n.; pl. {Moduli}. [L., a small measure. See {Module}, n.] (Math., Mech., & Physics) A quantity or coefficient, or constant, which expresses the measure of some specified force, property, or quality, as of elasticity, strength,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elasticity — E las*tic i*ty ([=e] l[a^]s*t[i^]s [i^]*t[y^]), n. [Cf. F. [ e]lasticit[ e].] 1. The quality of being elastic; the inherent property in bodies by which they recover their former figure or dimensions, after the removal of external pressure or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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