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Related to elasticity: Elasticity of supply, Elasticity of Demand and Supply, Elasticity of demand

e·las·tic·i·ty

 (ĭ-lă-stĭs′ĭ-tē, ē′lă-)
n.
1. The condition or property of being elastic; flexibility.
2. Physics
a. The property of returning to an initial form or state following deformation.
b. The degree to which this property is exhibited.
3. A measure of how changes in price affect supply or demand for a given good, equal to the percentage of change in supply or demand divided by the percentage of the price change.

elasticity

(ɪlæˈstɪsɪtɪ; ˌiːlæ-)
n
1. (General Physics) the property of a body or substance that enables it to resume its original shape or size when a distorting force is removed. See also elastic limit
2. the state or quality of being elastic; flexibility or buoyancy
3. (Economics) a measure of the sensitivity of demand for goods or services to changes in price or other marketing variables, such as advertising

e•las•tic•i•ty

(ɪ læˈstɪs ɪ ti, ˌi læˈstɪs-)

n.
1. the state or quality of being elastic.
2. flexibility; adaptability: elasticity of meaning.
3. buoyancy; ability to overcome depression.
4. the property of a substance that enables it to change its length, volume, or shape in direct response to a force effecting such a change and to recover its original form upon the removal of the force.
[1655–65]

e·las·tic·i·ty

(ĭ-lă-stĭs′ĭ-tē)
The ability of a solid to return to its original shape or form after being stretched or compressed by a force. Elasticity is a property of most solid materials, including rubber, steel, and many tissues of the body.

elastic adjective

elasticity

Physics. the property of a substance that makes it possible to change its length, volume, or shape in direct response to a force and to recover its original form upon the removal of a force. — elastic, adj.
See also: Materials, Properties of

elasticity

1. The measure of the sensitivity of demand for goods and services to changes of price or other product variables.
2. The ability of a substance that has been deformed to regain its original size and shape when the deforming stress is removed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elasticity - the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed; "the waistband had lost its snap"
physical property - any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
resilience, resiliency - the physical property of a material that can return to its original shape or position after deformation that does not exceed its elastic limit
bounce, bounciness - the quality of a substance that is able to rebound
give, springiness, spring - the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
stretchability, stretchiness, stretch - the capacity for being stretched
toughness, temper - the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking
elasticity of shear - the elasticity of a body that has been pulled out of shape by a shearing force
inelasticity - the lack of elasticity

elasticity

noun
1. flexibility, suppleness, plasticity, give (informal), pliability, ductility, springiness, pliancy, stretchiness, rubberiness Daily facial exercises help to retain the skin's elasticity.

elasticity

noun
2. The ability to recover quickly from depression or discouragement:
Translations
مُرونَه، لُدونَه
elasticitetfleksibilitetsmidighed
teygja, teygjanleiki
esneklik

elasticity

[ˌiːlæsˈtɪsɪtɪ] Nelasticidad f (fig) → flexibilidad f

elasticity

[ˌɛlæˈstɪsəti] n
[skin, muscle] → élasticité f
[demand] → élasticité f

elasticity

nElastizität f

elasticity

[ˌiːlæsˈtɪsɪtɪ] nelasticità

elastic

(iˈlӕstik) adjective
1. (of a material or substance) able to return to its original shape or size after being pulled or pressed out of shape. an elastic bandage; Rubber is an elastic substance.
2. able to be changed or adapted. This is a fairly elastic arrangement.
noun
a type of cord containing strands of rubber. Her hat was held on with a piece of elastic.
elasticity (iːlӕˈstisəti) , ((American) ilas-) noun
elastic band (also rubber band)
a small thin piece of rubber for holding things together or in place. He put an elastic band round the papers.

e·las·tic·i·ty

n. elasticidad, habilidad de expandirse.
References in classic literature ?
Conscious of his own infirmity -- that his tempered steel and elasticity are lost -- he for ever afterwards looks wistfully about him in quest of support external to himself.
But supplementary to this, it has hypothetically occurred to me, that as ordinary fish possess what is called a swimming bladder in them, capable, at will, of distension or contraction; and as the Sperm Whale, as far as I know, has no such provision in him; considering, too, the otherwise inexplicable manner in which he now depresses his head altogether beneath the surface, and anon swims with it high elevated out of the water; considering the unobstructed elasticity of its envelop; considering the unique interior of his head; it has hypothetically occurred to me, I say, that those mystical lung-celled honeycombs there may possibly have some hitherto unknown and unsuspected connexion with the outer air, so as to be susceptible to atmospheric distension and contraction.
My natural elasticity was crushed, my intellect languished, the disposition to read departed, the cheerful spark that lingered about my eye died; the dark night of slavery closed in upon me; and behold a man transformed into a brute!
Vanstone, when July drew nearer, lost something of his elasticity of spirit.
All their elasticity was departed, and I never saw them half so wretched as on this night; insomuch that when the bell rang, and Mr.
Her limbs possessed an elasticity which took from every movement the slightest appearance of effort or constraint.
A few drops of the rum restored suspended animation, while the friction of his limbs restored their elasticity.
The buoyancy of his gait, the elasticity of his step, and the hilarity of his countenance, showed that he anticipated, with chuckling satisfaction, the surprise he was about to give those who had ejected him from their society in rags.
Her yellowish flaxen hair did not curl naturally, I admit, but its bright crisp ringlets were such smooth, perfect miniature tubes, that you would have longed to pass your little finger through them, and feel their soft elasticity.
Her very walk was discouraging: it had that quiet elasticity that asks for no support.
The elasticity of the reeds quickly recovering from the temporary pressure of our bodies, caused them to spring back to their original position; so that they closed in upon us as we advanced, and prevented the circulation of little air which might otherwise have reached us.
There was an elasticity in the mind of our heroine that rose to meet the pressure of instant danger, and the more direct it had been, the more her nature had struggled to overcome them.