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elastic limit

[i‚las′tis·tik ′lim·ət]
(mechanics)
The maximum stress a solid can sustain without undergoing permanent deformation.

Elastic limit

The limit of stress beyond which the strain cannot fully recover.

elastic limit

The greatest stress which a material is capable of sustaining without permanent deformation upon complete release of the stress.

elastic limit

elastic limit
The maximum stress that can be applied to a body and the strain will still completely disappear when the stress is removed. Beyond this limit, the body is deformed and does not return to its original shape when the stress is removed.
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However, the faceted surface (a point-to-point interpolation) and maximum aspect ratio of any one feature (which cannot exceed the elastic limit of the membrane) limit resolution and mean that even with fine pins these systems cannot achieve industry cosmetic/functional specifications.
When the stress exceeds the rocks' elastic limits, they deform by folding or breaking.
When the talk turned toward armed response to police brutality those elastic limits were reached.