elasticity

  • 1 Elasticity — may refer to:*Elasticity (physics), continuum mechanics of bodies which deform reversibly under stressVarious uses are derived from this physical sense of the term, especially in economics:*Elasticity (economics), a general term for a ratio of… …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 Elasticity — Elasticity. См. Упругость. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 4 elasticity — 1660s; see ELASTIC (Cf. elastic) + ITY (Cf. ity) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 elasticity — [n] stretchiness adaptability, adjustability, flexibility, fluidity, give*, malleability, plasticity, pliancy, resilience, rubberiness, springiness, suppleness; concept 731 Ant. rigidity …

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  • 6 elasticity — [ē΄las tis′ə tē, i las΄tis′ə tē] n. pl. elasticities 1. the quality or condition of being elastic; specif., a) springiness; flexibility; resilience b) buoyancy of spirit c) adaptability 2. Econ. the degree to which the demand for, or supply of,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 elasticity — /i la stis i tee, ee la stis /, n. 1. the state or quality of being elastic. 2. flexibility; resilience; adaptability: a statement with a great elasticity of meaning. 3. buoyancy; ability to resist or overcome depression. 4. Physics. the property …

    Universalium

  • 8 Elasticity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Elasticity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 elasticity elasticity springiness spring resilience renitency buoyancy GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 rubber rubber India =>(n) rubber latex …

    English dictionary for students

  • 9 elasticity — [[t]i͟ːlæstɪ̱sɪti, ɪlæ̱st [/t]] elasticities 1) N UNCOUNT The elasticity of a material or substance is its ability to return to its original shape, size, and condition after it has been stretched. Daily facial exercises help her to retain the… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 Elasticity — A measure of a variable s sensitivity to a change in another variable. In economics, elasticity refers the degree to which individuals (consumers/producers) change their demand/amount supplied in response to price or income changes. Calculated as …

    Investment dictionary

  • 11 elasticity — A term used to describe the effects price, supply, and demand have on one another for a particular commodity. A commodity is said to have elastic demand when a price change affects the demand for that commodity; it has supply elasticity when a… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 12 elasticity — noun (plural ties) Date: 1664 1. the quality or state of being elastic: as a. the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation ; springiness b. resilience 2 c. the quality of being adaptable 2. the responsiveness… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 elasticity — e|las|tic|i|ty [ˌi:læˈstısıti] n [U] 1.) the ability of something to stretch and go back to its usual length or size ▪ the skin s natural elasticity 2.) elasticity of demand technical the degree to which a change in the price of something leads… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 elasticity — e|las|tic|i|ty [ ılæ stısəti ] noun uncount 1. ) the ability of a substance to stretch and then return to its original shape: the strength and elasticity of silk 2. ) the ability to change when the situation changes: the elasticity of the job… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 elasticity — noun 1) the skin s natural elasticity Syn: stretchiness, flexibility, pliancy, suppleness, plasticity, resilience, springiness, give 2) the elasticity of the term Syn: adaptability, flexibility, adjustability …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 elasticity — UK [ˌiːlæˈstɪsətɪ] / US [ɪlæˈstɪsətɪ] noun [uncountable] 1) physics the ability of a substance to stretch easily and then return to its original shape quickly the strength and elasticity of silk 2) the ability to change when the situation changes …

    English dictionary

  • 17 elasticity — noun a) The property by virtue of which a material deformed under the load can regain its original dimensions when unloaded If the sales of an item drop by 5 % when the price increases by 10 %, its price elasticity is 0.5. b) The sensitivity of… …

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  • 18 elasticity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Great flexibility Nouns 1. elasticity, springiness, spring, resilience, buoyancy, extensibility, ductility, stretch, rebound, adaptability. See vigor, expansion. 2. (elastic material) rubber, India… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 elasticity — e•las•tic•i•ty [[t]ɪ læˈstɪs ɪ ti, ˌi læˈstɪs [/t]] n. 1) the state or quality of being elastic 2) flexibility; adaptability: elasticity of meaning[/ex] 3) buoyancy; ability to overcome depression 4) phs the property of a substance that enables… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 elasticity — /əlæsˈtɪsəti/ (say uhlas tisuhtee), /i / (say ee ) noun 1. the state or quality of being elastic. 2. flexibility: elasticity of meaning. 3. buoyancy; ability to resist or overcome depression …

    Australian English dictionary