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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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inelastic

adjective
Not changing shape or bending:
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Translations

inelastic

[ˌɪnɪˈlæstɪk] ADJ [demand, supply] → inelástico (fig) → rígido, poco flexible
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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.
This is due to the fact that international shoppers tento be more price inelastic.
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THE government is confronting high revenue shortfalls and risks indulging in that pretty old habit of targeting the inelastic demand products ie kitchen items to make up its losses.
The easiest thing for the government is to increase taxes on inelastic items.
Also shown are the three principal contributions to the cross section, namely elastic scattering, inelastic scattering, and photoabsorption.
A Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) does get progressively worse and may require more than one drug to control it as the lungs become more and more inelastic and unable to breathe in and out.
Back in high school physics, we were introduced to the concept of elastic and inelastic collisions.