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inelastic

[in-i-las-tik] /ˌɪn ɪˈlæs tɪk/
adjective
1.
not elastic; lacking flexibility or resilience; unyielding.
2.
Economics. relatively unresponsive to changes, as demand when it fails to increase in proportion to a decrease in price.
Compare elastic (def 6).
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; in-3 + elastic
Related forms
inelasticity
[in-i-la-stis-i-tee] /ˌɪn ɪ læˈstɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
Synonyms
1. inflexible; rigid, uncompromising.
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British Dictionary definitions for in elasticities

inelastic

/ˌɪnɪˈlæstɪk/
adjective
1.
not elastic; not resilient
2.
(physics) (of collisions) involving an overall decrease in translational kinetic energy
Derived Forms
inelastically, adverb
inelasticity (ˌɪnɪlæsˈtɪsɪtɪ) noun
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Word Origin and History for in elasticities

inelastic

adj.

1748, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + elastic. Figurative use attested by 1867.

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