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elastic deformation

noun, Physics.
1.
the temporary change in length, volume, or shape produced in an elastic substance by a stress that is less than the elastic limit of the substance.
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Examples for elastic deformation
  • Most solids, if pulled or twisted, will give a little in a process known as elastic deformation.
  • If then spring returns to its normal shape, this is known as an elastic deformation.
  • Especially important is the condition known as elastic deformation.

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