Elasticity

Definition of Elasticity

E`las`tic´i`ty   Pronunciation: ē`lăs`tĭs´ĭ`tŷ
n.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.
2.Power of resistance to, or recovery from, depression or overwork; - usually referred to as resilience[3].
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.

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