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bulk modulus

noun, Physics.
a coefficient of elasticity of a substance, expressing the ratio between a pressure that acts to change the volume of the substance and the fractional change in volume produced.
1905-10 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for bulk modulus
  • The bulk modulus can be set via the keyword modulus.
  • Typically, the yield strength is much less than the bulk modulus.
  • Brain tissue is resistant to the dilatational deformation and hydrostatic stress due to the high bulk modulus.
British Dictionary definitions for bulk modulus

bulk modulus

a coefficient of elasticity of a substance equal to minus the ratio of the applied stress (p) to the resulting fractional change in volume (dV/V) in a specified reference state (dV/V is the bulk strain) K
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bulk modulus in Science
bulk modulus
See under modulus of elasticity.
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