in-elastic

inelastic

[in-i-las-tik]
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:
1740–50; in-3 + elastic

inelasticity [in-i-la-stis-i-tee] , noun


1. inflexible; rigid, uncompromising.
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inelastic (ˌɪnɪˈlæstɪk)
 
adj
1.  not elastic; not resilient
2.  physics (of collisions) involving an overall decrease in translational kinetic energy
 
ine'lastically
 
adv
 
inelasticity
 
n

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