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mod'ulus of elastic'ity



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 elasticity, elastic modulus.

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