Elasticity

/ɛlaˈstɪsɪti/

Origin

First recorded in 1655–65; elastic + -ity (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Elasticity

Elasticity

noun

  1. the state or quality of being elastic.
  2. flexibility; resilience; adaptability:
  3. buoyancy; ability to resist or overcome depression.
  4. Physics. the property of a substance that enables it to change its length, volume, or shape in direct response to a force effecting such a change and to recover its original form upon the removal of the force.
  5. the property of a body or substance that enables it to resume its original shape or size when a distorting force is removedSee also elastic limit
  6. the state or quality of being elastic; flexibility or buoyancy
  7. a measure of the sensitivity of demand for goods or services to changes in price or other marketing variables, such as advertising

dictionary.com

Elasticity

n.

  1. The condition or property of being elastic; flexibility.
  2. The property of returning to an initial form or state following deformation.

dictionary.com

Elasticity

noun

  1. The ability of an object or material to resume its normal shape after being stretched or compressed; stretchiness.
  2. Ability to change and adapt; adaptability.
  3. The degree to which a demand or supply is sensitive to changes in price or income.

lexico.com

Elasticity

noun

  1. : the quality or state of being elastic: such as
  2. : the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation : springiness
  3. : resilience sense 2
  4. : the quality of being adaptable
  5. : the responsiveness of a dependent economic variable to changes in influencing factors elasticity of demand price elasticity

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Example sentences for Elasticity

  1. But unlike hard tape, its site says, Kinesio is designed to mimic a “texture and elasticity very close to living human tissue.”
  2. Over the next six months, I am told, I can look forward to overall improvement in volume, skin tone, and elasticity.
  3. Each week, Harvard professors team up with chefs like Dufresne to teach such science principles as elasticity through food.
  4. His movements had the elasticity of the panther; blows seemed to rebound from his body without doing him harm.
  5. Its elasticity enables the vessel to accommodate itself to the quantity of blood it may contain.
  6. This elasticity arises from the repulsive force of its particles, and is always equal to the compressive force which it balances.
  7. The elasticity of the air excited the young spirits of Edith.
  8. This is elasticity of quantity and it becomes operative with the minimum of gold cover.

Related words & Synonyms

flexibility, resilience, adaptability, fluidity, plasticity, give, pliancy, suppleness, springiness, malleability, adjustability

Nearby words

elastic strain , elastic tissue , elastic wave , elasticate , elasticin , elasticize , elastin , elastofibroma , elastoid degeneration , elastoma

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