Elastic-limit



noun, Physics.
1.
the greatest stress that can be applied to an elastic body without causing permanent deformation.
noun
1.
the greatest stress that can be applied to a material without causing permanent deformation
elastic limit
The stress point at which a material, if subjected to higher stress, will no longer return to its original shape. Brittle materials tend to break at or shortly past their elastic limit, while ductile materials deform at stress levels beyond their elastic limit.

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