Bulk-modulus



a coefficient of elasticity of a substance, expressing the ratio between a pressure that acts to change the volume of the substance and the fractional change in volume produced.
noun
a coefficient of elasticity of a substance equal to minus the ratio of the applied stress (p) to the resulting fractional change in volume (dV/V) in a specified reference state (dV/V is the bulk strain) K
bulk modulus
(bŭlk)
See under modulus of elasticity.

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