E`las´tic   Pronunciation: ė`lăs´tĭk
a.1.Springing back; having a power or inherent property of returning to the form from which a substance is bent, drawn, pressed, or twisted; springy; having the power of rebounding; as, a bow is elastic; the air is elastic; India rubber is elastic.
2.Able to return quickly to a former state or condition, after being depressed or overtaxed; having power to recover easily from shocks and trials; as, elastic spirits; an elastic constitution.
Elastic bitumen
(Min.) See Elaterite.
Elastic curve
a - (Geom.) The curve made by a thin elastic rod fixed horizontally at one end and loaded at the other.
b - (Mech.) The figure assumed by the longitudinal axis of an originally straight bar under any system of bending forces.
Elastic fluids
those which have the property of expanding in all directions on the removal of external pressure, as the air, steam, and other gases and vapors.
- Rankine.
Elastic limit
(Mech.) the limit of distortion, by bending, stretching, etc., that a body can undergo and yet return to its original form when relieved from stress; also, the unit force or stress required to produce this distortion. Within the elastic limit the distortion is directly proportional to the stress producing it.
Elastic tissue
(Anat.) a variety of connective tissue consisting of a network of slender and very elastic fibers which are but slightly affected by acids or alkalies.
Gum elastic
n.1.An elastic woven fabric, as a belt, braces or suspenders, etc., made in part of India rubber.
Noun1.Elasticelastic - a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together
2.elastic - an elastic fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material
Adj.1.elastic - capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk"
inelastic - not elastic; "economists speak of an inelastic price structure"
2.elastic - able to adjust readily to different conditions; "an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract"
Synonyms: pliable, pliant, flexible
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elapsed time
elastance unit
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elastic band
elastic bandage
Elastic bitumen
Elastic curve
elastic device
elastic energy
Elastic fluids
Elastic limit
elastic modulus
elastic potential energy
elastic tissue
elasticity of shear
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