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Poissonsratio
Poisson's ratio
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noun
Physics.
the ratio, in an elastic body under longitudinal
stress
, of the transverse strain to the longitudinal strain.
Also,
Poisson ratio.
Origin:
1925–30;
see
Poisson distribution
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Poisson's ratio
—
n
μ
,
ν
a measure of the elastic properties of a material expressed as the ratio of the fractional contraction in breadth to the fractional increase in length when the material is stretched
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