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elastic

1. (of a body or material) capable of returning to its original shape after compression, expansion, stretching, or other deformation
2. (of gases) capable of expanding spontaneously
3. Physics (of collisions) involving no overall change in translational kinetic energy
4. made of elastic
5. tape, cord, or fabric containing interwoven strands of flexible rubber or similar substance allowing it to stretch and return to its original shape
6. Chiefly US and Canadian something made of elastic, such as a rubber band or a garter

elastic

[i′las·tik]
(mechanics)
Capable of sustaining deformation without permanent loss of size or shape.

elastic

Descriptive of a material having the property of elasticity.
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He added: "This in-house inter-departmental initiative to avoid waste and re-use elastic bands worked out very well.
Considering this rationale, the Thera-Band perception of exertion scale for resistance training with elastic bands has five perception levels that range from "Easy" to "Maximal" (Figure 1b).
Elastic bands were strong when I first started and lasted a long time.
During operation, the most relaxed elastic band is opposite the cam.
I've also got elastic bands in my mouth to keep my teeth in line, and I won't be able to eat solids for four weeks.
The stretching and toning group also met three times weekly, for 45 minutes, and progressed through a series of increasingly resistant elastic bands.
The best strength conditioning may include free weights, isometrics and elastic bands.
Currently, elasticity in nonwovens is usually achieved in one direction either mechanically or by integrating elastic bands or tapes.
One section ("Chaos") contains some eye-catching, genuine dancing as the company moved swiftly through cat's-cradle patterns that were formed by elastic bands, but unison movement--a lot of it on the floor--looked more like exercise than a dance.
Elastic bands and exercise instructors do not necessarily entail a large investment but, if necessary, residents might be charged a minimal fee, such as $3 per class, to reduce the cost to the facility.
Small round elastic bands help hold the wires in place.