AskDefine | Define elasticity

Dictionary Definition

elasticity n : the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed; "the waistband had lost its snap" [syn: snap] [ant: inelasticity]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The property by virtue of which a material deformed under the load can regain its original dimensions when unloaded
  2. The sensitivity of changes in a quantity with respect to changes in another quantity.
  3. the quality of being elastic
  4. adaptability


Extensive Definition

Elasticity may refer to:
Various uses are derived from this physical sense of the term, especially in economics:

See also

elasticity in Danish: Elasticitet
elasticity in German: Elastizität
elasticity in Spanish: Elasticidad
elasticity in Persian: کشسانی
elasticity in French: Élasticité
elasticity in Japanese: 弾性
elasticity in Korean: 탄력성
elasticity in Dutch: Elasticiteit
elasticity in Chinese: 弹性

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