Shear-modulus



noun, Physics.
1.
a coefficient of elasticity of a substance, expressing the ratio between the force per unit area (shearing stress) that laterally deforms the substance and the shear (shearing strain) that is produced by this force.
shear modulus
See under modulus of elasticity.

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