elastic modulus
noun Date: 1904 the ratio of the stress in a body to the corresponding strain

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  • elastic modulus — modulus of elasticity a coefficient indicating the ratio between deforming stress to a unit of area of a substance and the extent of resulting deformation …   Medical dictionary

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

  • elastic modulus — Physics. See modulus of elasticity. [1935 40] * * * or elastic constant In materials science and physical metallurgy, any of various numbers that quantify the response of a material to elastic or springy deflection. When tensile stress is applied …   Universalium

  • elastic modulus — noun Physics the ratio of the force exerted upon a substance or body to the resultant deformation …   English new terms dictionary

  • elastic modulus — /əˌlæstɪk ˈmɒdʒələs/ (say uh.lastik mojuhluhs) noun the ratio of the length of a given material being stretched or shortened to the stress applied in one direction only …   Australian English dictionary

  • Modulus — may refer to: Modulus (gastropod) a genus of small sea snails Modulus (algebraic number theory), a formal product of places of a number field The absolute value of a real or complex number ( | a | ) Modular arithmetic, the modulus being the value …   Wikipedia

  • 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 rigidity — noun the coefficient of elasticity for a shearing force • Hypernyms: ↑coefficient of elasticity, ↑modulus of elasticity, ↑elastic modulus * * * : shear modulus * * * Physics. See shear modulus. [1875 80] …   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

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