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tensile strength

n. Abbr. TS
The resistance of a material to a force tending to tear it apart, measured as the maximum tension the material can withstand without tearing.
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tensile strength

n
(General Physics) a measure of the ability of a material to withstand a longitudinal stress, expressed as the greatest stress that the material can stand without breaking
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ten′sile strength′


n.
the resistance of a material to longitudinal stress, measured by the minimum amount of longitudinal stress required to rupture the material.
[1860–65]
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ten·sile strength

(tĕn′səl, tĕn′sīl′)
The ability of a material to resist a force that tends to pull it apart. It is usually expressed as the measure of the largest force that can be applied in this way before the material breaks apart.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tensile strength - the strength of material expressed as the greatest longitudinal stress it can bear without tearing aparttensile strength - the strength of material expressed as the greatest longitudinal stress it can bear without tearing apart
durability, enduringness, lastingness, strength - permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force; "they advertised the durability of their products"
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