Change in the shape of a body caused by the application of a force (stress). Deformation is proportional to the stress applied within the elastic limits of the material.

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  • The deformation of the material was really cool to see in class, because I had never seen anything like it before.

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  • Sometimes there may be a deformation of something in your factory and you will need to get it repaired quickly.

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  • Sometimes things can happen in a factory that will cause a deformation and you will need to get it fixed quickly.

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