elasticity

  

Definitions (3)

1. Economics: Measure of the responsiveness of demand and supply of a good or service to an increase or decrease in its price.
2. Engineering: Ability of a material to recover its original dimensions, and to return to its original shape, after being subjected to a stress. See also Hooke's law.
3. Statistics: Degree to which a dependant variable (such as expenditure) changes in response to a change in an associated independent variable (such as income).

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