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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:

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