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compressive stress[kəm′pres·iv ′stres]
A stress which causes an elastic body to shorten in the direction of the applied force.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1.The stress which resists the shortening effect of an external compressive force.
2. For a test specimen: the compressive load per unit area of original cross section carried by the test specimen at any time during a compression test.
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