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strength

[streŋkth]
(acoustics)
The maximum instantaneous rate of volume displacement produced by a sound source when emitting a wave with sinusoidal time variation.
(mechanics)
The stress at which material ruptures or fails.

strength

Of a material, the capability of the material to resist physical forces imposed on it.

Strength

See also Brawniness.
Strife (See DISCORD.)
Stubbornness (See OBSTINACY.)
acorn
heraldic symbol of strength. [Heraldry: Jobes, 27]
Atlas
Titan condemned to bear heavens on shoulders. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 38]
Atlas, Charles
(1892–1972) 20th-century strongman; went from “98-pound weakling” to “world’s strongest man.” [Am. Sports: Amory, 38–39]
Babe
Paul Bunyan’s blue ox; straightens roads by pulling them. [Am. Lit.: Fisher, 270]
Bionic Man
superman of the technological age. [TV: “The Six Million Dollar Man” in Terrace, II: 294–295]
buffalo
heraldic symbol of power. [Heraldry: Halberts, 21]
Bunyan, Paul
legendary woodsman of prodigious strength. [Am. Folklore: Paul Bunyan]
Cyclopes
one-eyed giants; builders of fortifications. [Gk. Myth.: Avery, 346]
Hercules
his twelve labors revealed his godlike powers. [Rom. Myth.: Howe, 122]
Katinka, the Powerful
a female Man Mountain Dean. [Am. Comics: “Toonerville Folks” in Horn, 668]
Little John
oak of a man in Robin Hood’s band. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
meginjardir
Thor’s belt; doubled his power. [Norse Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 1076]
Milo of Croton
renowned athlete. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 209]
Polydamas
huge athlete who killed a fierce lion with his bare hands, stopped a rushing chariot, lifted a mad bull, and died attempting to stop a falling rock. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 801]
Samson
possessed extraordinary might which derived from hair. [O.T.: Judges 16:17]
Superman
caped superhero and modern-day Hercules. [Comics: Horn, 642–643]
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Medium bending strength, stiffness, high shock resistance and crushing strenght.
Carlett's predominant theme in her sculpture and prints is Black woman's strenght, dignity and pride.
As it does on a number of occasions the study switches between the General Court and parliament, examining the key players, the administrative organization, and offering a birds-eye view of how each crisis affected their positions of strenght relative to one another.
The secret to SPIDER's strenght lies in the Stewart Platform, a device developed 30 years ago for airplane simulators.
Demand for quality product brewed at the proper strenght with quality control standards established;
9 billion; the strenght in recent quarters has been largerly in exports to Western Europe and Latin America, particularly Mexico.
The artifice of the law must be subordinate to the reality from which it draws its strenght and which it seeks to govern.
The conclusion was that the underlying strenght of the unsupported mortgage collateral raiseed the rating well above the rights of the third-party guarauntee.
Strenght in food processing springs naturally from the region's position as an agricultural centre.
Therefore, determining the strenght of the market, identifying who will buy the product or service, and documenting that the percentage of this market is appropriate for the success of the venture are extremely valuable parts of the business plan.
The tendency for customers to specify both strenght (ASTM specifications) and hardness (SAE specifications) results from design requirements for performance (high strenght), manufacturing requirements for ease of machining (low hardness) and a low cost test method.