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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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As she stood there, lifting her long arm to fasten a puff that had slipped from its place in her intricate hair, Archer was struck by something languid and inelastic in her attitude, and wondered if the deadly monotony of their lives had laid its weight on her also.
His good nature checked his resenting the young minister's lofty admonitions, and his tough, inelastic sense of humor forbade his taking them seriously.
Such inelastic lessons, given time to soak in, were sobering.
These German airships were held together by rib-like skeletons of steel and aluminium and a stout inelastic canvas outer-skin, within which was an impervious rubber gas-bag, cut up by transverse dissepiments into from fifty to a hundred compartments.
Thus, demand for space is quite inelastic and landlords can command high rents on a relative basis as evidenced by recent leasing activity at rates exceeding $55 per square foot for class "B" office space and exceeding $1,000 per square foot for retail space along the diamond corridor.
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The indentation process of pressing a Rockwell diamond indenter into inelastic material has been studied to provide a means for the analysis, simulation and prediction of Rockwell hardness tests.
The 14-wheel car can be set up for either elastic or inelastic collisions with the fixed railroad coupling, Presley said.
The rate and temperature dependence of the mechanical response is consistent with the thermally activated nature of inelastic deformation in glassy polymers.
The topics covered range from single-molecule, site-specific nanochemistry induced by a scanning tunneling microscope, through inelastic tunneling spectroscopy and current-induced heating, to current-triggered molecular machines.
the main goal of cic-brel project (cracked and inelastic calculation of bracing elements) is to develop an innovative analytical method, Using the deformation-based approach, To distribute horizontal forces on bracing elements of a building considering the cracked and inelastic state of the material.