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inelastic

[‚in·ə′las·tik]
(mechanics)
Not capable of sustaining a deformation without permanent change in size or shape.
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7]) of the initial photons are inelastically scattered.
Each capitalist owns one unit of capital and inelastically supplies her capital to competitive firms.
In this Pakistan analysis, the major agricultural traded commodities (wheat, IRRI rice, basmati rice, cotton, and sugarcane) are treated as inelastically supplied in both their raw and processed forms.
Because land is ultimately inelastically supplied, this naturally creates a limit on the supply of new housing at construction costs.
Suppose that the government's budget is balanced initially and that a decision to subsidize kidney transplants requires the introduction of a tax on a relatively inelastically demanded good.
This technology measures the wavelength and intensity of light inelastically scattered by molecules.
Magnesium is a favorite for racing components because of its light weight and high stiffness-to-weight ratio, enabling it to resist deflection and absorb energy inelastically.
The FME is defined as the displacement at which the structure starts to deform inelastically (anticipated yield displacement).
Arab governments are almost inelastically demanding close to $10 billion a year in telecommunications technology.
Neutrons can also scatter inelastically, to reveal the magnetic fluctuation spectrum of a material over wide ranges of energy (from about [10.
Specifically, in the working period, individuals supply one unit of labor inelastically and receive a disposable income (1 - [tau])w, where w and [tau] stand for a wage rate and an income tax rate, respectively.
109]Cd [Gamma]-rays can also elastically scatter off of the calcium and phosphorus (and, to a lesser extent, oxygen) atoms in bone and inelastically scatter off all of the elements in the sample undergoing measurement (principally the bone, soft tissue, and skin).