# elastic modulus

__noun__*(physics)*the ratio of the applied stress to the change in shape of an elastic body•__Topics__: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy•__Hypernyms__: ↑modulus•__Hyponyms__: ↑bulk modulus, ↑modulus of rigidity, ↑Young's modulus

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**Elastic modulus**— An elastic modulus, or modulus of elasticity, is the mathematical description of an object or substance s tendency to be deformed elastically (i.e., non permanently) when a force is applied to it. The elastic modulus of an object is defined as… … Wikipedia**elastic modulus**— modulus of elasticity a coefficient indicating the ratio between deforming stress to a unit of area of a substance and the extent of resulting deformation … Medical dictionary**elastic modulus**— Physics. See modulus of elasticity. [1935 40] * * * or elastic constant In materials science and physical metallurgy, any of various numbers that quantify the response of a material to elastic or springy deflection. When tensile stress is applied … Universalium**elastic modulus**— noun Date: 1904 the ratio of the stress in a body to the corresponding strain … New Collegiate Dictionary**elastic modulus**— noun Physics the ratio of the force exerted upon a substance or body to the resultant deformation … English new terms dictionary**elastic modulus**— /əˌlæstɪk ˈmɒdʒələs/ (say uh.lastik mojuhluhs) noun the ratio of the length of a given material being stretched or shortened to the stress applied in one direction only … Australian English dictionary**Modulus**— may refer to: Modulus (gastropod) a genus of small sea snails Modulus (algebraic number theory), a formal product of places of a number field The absolute value of a real or complex number ( | a | ) Modular arithmetic, the modulus being the value … Wikipedia**modulus of elasticity**— noun (physics) the ratio of the applied stress to the change in shape of an elastic body • Syn: ↑coefficient of elasticity, ↑elastic modulus • Topics: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy • Hypernyms: ↑ … Useful english dictionary**modulus of rigidity**— noun the coefficient of elasticity for a shearing force • Hypernyms: ↑coefficient of elasticity, ↑modulus of elasticity, ↑elastic modulus * * * : shear modulus * * * Physics. See shear modulus. [1875 80] … Useful english dictionary**modulus of elasticity**— Physics. any of several coefficients of elasticity of a body, expressing the ratio between a stress or force per unit area that acts to deform the body and the corresponding fractional deformation caused by the stress. Also called coefficient of… … Universalium