elastic limit

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Maximum pressure (stress) that a piece of material can withstand without being permanently deformed.

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When making the perfect slingshot it is always a great idea to know and understand the elastic limit of a lot of different types of materials, so that you know exactly which one will do the job.
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He found that the elastic limit of the Silly Putty was greater than he could have imagined and he began to plan a new line with different colors and added scents.
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Because of the safety concerns of air travel and the high stress airplanes receive, the elastic limit of airplane materials must be high.
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