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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
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elastic

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

Descriptive of a material having the property of elasticity.
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Back in 2014, the elastic band in question was the one tying the back end of the yield curve with the front.
In cases where the elastic band is left over for a longer period, iatrogenic situations may occur [9], in which there is a great loss of bone and, in more severe cases, leads to loss of the dental element [19].
2 With the cushion cover flat, pinch up from the centre and gather the material together, tying an elastic band about an inch from the middle.
Therefore, the purposes of this investigation were (i) To assess the construct validity of a new perceived exertion scale for resistance exercises performed with elastic bands; (ii) To examine the effect of two different resistance exercise intensities with elastic bands on RPE, myoelectric activity, and heart rate responses; (iii) To examine the concurrent validity of the Thera-Band resistance exercise scale for use with elastic bands during isotonic resistance exercises; and (iv) To determine the reliability of the session RPE method, using the Thera-Band resistance exercise scale, for quantifying resistance training with elastic bands.
The men's jacket -- the "Adi-Jacket" -- has a modern, stylish touch with the "3-Stripes" band on the sleeves and elastic band on the neck and waist.
Officials for the Baltimore-based company say that while other clips and elastic bands tear at fragile hair follicles, the Clever Clip's lightweight patented design causes no hair breakage.
THE issue of the Royal Mail having to buy a billion elastic bands a year because posties drop them is petty.
RICHARD KILLORAN could yesterday lay claim to being chief sufferer in a week of woe for jump jockeys after the severely battered conditional rider emerged from surgery with plates in his jaw and a mouthful of elastic bands.
He randomized 94 sedentary older adults (mean age 67 years; 61% female) to either 6 months of progressive aerobic walking or 6 months of stretching and toning with progressive resistance using elastic bands.
"This has important implications in maintaining both independence and mobility as people live longer and longer." He randomized 94 sedentary older adults (mean age 67 years; 61% female) to either 6 months of progressive aerobic walking or 6 months of stretching and toning with progressive resistance using elastic bands. All participants had a baseline fitness assessment, including an exercise treadmill test; a chair stand to assess lower-body strength; a measure of the time required to get up from a chair, walk 8 feet, and return; arm curls using a light weight; and a chair sit-and-reach to assess flexibility.
As melt-spun nonwovens are mainly produced from polypropylene or polyester resins, which are not inherently elastic, BASF explains, achieving the desired elasticity with these materials requires mechanical manipulation or incorporating elastic bands or tapes into their structure.