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bulk modulus

noun, Physics.
1.
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.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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bulk modulus

noun
1.
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
  (bŭlk)   
See under modulus of elasticity.
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