shearing stress

noun
: a stress that results from the shear of an elastic solid and is measured by the force per unit area exerted by adjacent mutually displaced layers upon each other in the plane common to both

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shearing stress,
the stress in a body caused by shear.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • tangential stress — Shear Shear, n. [AS. sceara. See {Shear}, v. t.] 1. A pair of shears; now always used in the plural, but formerly also in the singular. See {Shears}. [1913 Webster] On his head came razor none, nor shear. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Short of the wool …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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