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proof stress
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noun
1.
the load per unit area that a structure can withstand without being permanently deformed by more than a specified amount.
Origin of
proof stress
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1860-1865
1860-65
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British Dictionary definitions for
proof-stress
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proof stress
noun
1.
(
engineering
) the equivalent of yield stress in materials which have no clearly defined yield point
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
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