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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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The inelasticity of the surrounding tissue of the MA can let the hematoma form a PA, above all in those tracts more compressed by dense connective tissues.
12) Henri Bergson explains the humor of facial expressions in terms of the mechanical as well, asserting, "Automatism, inelasticity, habit that has been contracted and maintained, are clearly the causes why a face makes us laugh" (25, italics in original).
These assumptions show good results for low and medium rise structures provided the inelasticity is distributed throughout the height of the structure (Chopra and Rakesh, 2002).
The sheer inelasticity of demand for these products is a reliable driver, but one that also limits upward growth rates.
But it has also reflected upon the government's inelasticity to quickly address this economic crisis.
Domestic sugar industry is characterized by price inelasticity.
Overall the results are indicative of inelasticity of productions for the number of colonies.
From the anatomical and functional view the medial and intermediate columns play predominant roles in maintaining the inelasticity of foot and absorbing shock compared with the lateral column in balancing the weightbearing on forefoot.
But until then I will be alone in waking the following day desperately aware of the inelasticity that lactic acid produces.
Postmenopausal women who have prominent introital lichen sclerosus or dyspareunia should receive estrogen replacement of some type so that there is only one cause, rather than two, for their dyspareunia, thinning, fragility, and inelasticity.
The next lecturer, Albert Strauss, a banker-financier, after a lengthy discussion of gold and foreign exchange, noted the inelasticity of the American monetary system, which he likened to an "old rubber band.
This problem is exacerbated by what we term as the "prestige multiplier effect" which leads to other issues like the high price inelasticity of demand and the savings from subscription to electronic journals not being passed onto consumers.