elastic device

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Noun1.elastic device - any flexible device that will return to its original shape when stretched
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
elastic, elastic band, rubber band - a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together
spring - a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed; "the spring was broken"
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The artificial spinal disc is a jointless, elastic device that relies on flexibility to create movement.
However, there is some controversy in the research literature concerning the use of ELASTIC with the prevailing view that "an elastic device cannot provide adequate external force" (9,12,25).
This stems from an unfounded assumption that an "elastic device provides a low level of external force" (Ebben and Jensen, 2002; Hodges, 2006; Newsam et al., 2005; Treiber et al., 1998) and therefore is limited in providing an appropriate resistance/stimulus for strength development.
WE'VE embraced the Wonderbra, Spanx knickers, chicken fillets, power pants for men and even the bumkini (an elastic device worn under knickers to hold up the bottom).
Most notably, the gauges may vary in performance when subjected to multiple reversed plastic strain cycles, which is not surprising, given that bonded strain gauges are essentially elastic devices. Consequently, the team researched improved methods of measuring applied strains and carried out performance comparison tests on two optical strain measurement (OSM) systems.
That window was filled with mysterious devices featuring yards of rubber hose and canvas and elastic devices whose use could only be guessed at by the innocents.