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What is "Elasticity" - Definition & Explanation

The ability of a fiber or fabric to return to its original length, shape, or size immediately after the removal of stress.
The ability of a fiber or fabric to return to its original length, shape, or size immediately after the removal of stress/tension.
The extent of the ability of a stressed textile to recover its original size and shape immediately after removal of the stress.
The fiber or fabricís ability to attain its original form of size or shape after removal of applied stress.
Capacity of muscle fibers to stretch and resume their normal length.
The ability of a fabric to return to its original shape and size after being stretched.
The property of material to deform (usually to elongate) in proportion to the load applied and to recover its original shape when the load is release, i.e. the property of a material by virtue of which it tends to recover its original size and shape immediately after removal of the force causing deformation.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A textile product of substantial length and relatively small cross-section and that consists of fibres (q.v.) or filament(s) (q.v.) (or both) with or without twist. NOTE: a) Assemblies of fibres or...
A sock is a baglike covering for the foot and/or lower leg, which is designed to ease chafing between the foot to keep the feet warm and absorb sweat from the feet. Sock lengths vary, from covering...
A stocking is a close-fitting, elastic garment covering the foot and lower part of the leg, but usually not intended to conceal the leg. It was formerly made of woven cloth but now of knitted wool,...
Leather that is dyed right through during tanning and has no coating on the top of the hide. Only the top quality hides are used for this type of leather and they retain natural variations such as...
A stitch laid down before other design elements to help stabilize stretchy fabrics and tack down wales or naps on fabrics such as corduroy, so the design's details don't get lost. May also be used to...

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