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in·e·las·tic

 (ĭn′ĭ-lăs′tĭk)
adj.
1. Lacking elasticity; unyielding or unadaptable. See Synonyms at stiff.
2. Economics Of, relating to, or being a good for which changes in price have little effect on the quantity demanded or supplied: the inelastic demand for cigarettes.

in′e·las·tic′i·ty (-ĭ-lă-stĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

inelastic

(ˌɪnɪˈlæstɪk)
adj
1. not elastic; not resilient
2. (General Physics) physics (of collisions) involving an overall decrease in translational kinetic energy
ineˈlastically adv
inelasticity n

in•e•las•tic

(ˌɪn ɪˈlæs tɪk)

adj.
1. not elastic; lacking flexibility or resilience.
2. Econ. unresponsive, esp. to changes in market conditions.
[1740–50]
in`e•las•tic′i•ty (-læˈstɪs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inelastic - not elastic; "economists speak of an inelastic price structure"
inflexible - resistant to being bent; "an inflexible iron bar"; "an inflexible knife blade";
elastic - capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk"

inelastic

adjective
Not changing shape or bending:
Translations

inelastic

[ˌɪnɪˈlæstɪk] ADJ [demand, supply] → inelástico (fig) → rígido, poco flexible

inelastic

adj (lit)unelastisch; (fig)starr, nicht flexibel
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