follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

viscoelastic

[vis-koh-i-las-tik] /ˌvɪs koʊ ɪˈlæs tɪk/
adjective, Physics.
1.
pertaining to a substance having both viscous and elastic properties.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; visc(ous) + -o- + elastic
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for viscoelastic
  • The tape is reusable and will not dry up or slide off the wall because, unlike ordinary tape, it does not use viscoelastic glues.
British Dictionary definitions for viscoelastic

viscoelastic

/ˌvɪskəʊɪˈlæstɪk/
adjective
1.
(physics) (of a solid or liquid) exhibiting both viscous and elastic behaviour when deformed
Derived Forms
viscoelasticity, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for viscoelastic

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for viscoelastic

0
23
Scrabble Words With Friends