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elasticity e·las·tic·i·ty (ĭ-lā-stĭs'ĭ-tē, ē'lā-)
The condition or property of being elastic; flexibility.
The property of returning to an initial form or state following deformation.
The ability of a solid to return to its original shape or form after being subject to strain. Most solid materials display elasticity, up to a load point called the elastic limit; loads higher than this limit cause permanent deformation of the material. See also Hooke's law.