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strength

[streŋkth]
(acoustics)
The maximum instantaneous rate of volume displacement produced by a sound source when emitting a wave with sinusoidal time variation.
(mechanics)
The stress at which material ruptures or fails.

strength

Of a material, the capability of the material to resist physical forces imposed on it.

Strength

See also Brawniness.
Strife (See DISCORD.)
Stubbornness (See OBSTINACY.)
acorn
heraldic symbol of strength. [Heraldry: Jobes, 27]
Atlas
Titan condemned to bear heavens on shoulders. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 38]
Atlas, Charles
(1892–1972) 20th-century strongman; went from “98-pound weakling” to “world’s strongest man.” [Am. Sports: Amory, 38–39]
Babe
Paul Bunyan’s blue ox; straightens roads by pulling them. [Am. Lit.: Fisher, 270]
Bionic Man
superman of the technological age. [TV: “The Six Million Dollar Man” in Terrace, II: 294–295]
buffalo
heraldic symbol of power. [Heraldry: Halberts, 21]
Bunyan, Paul
legendary woodsman of prodigious strength. [Am. Folklore: Paul Bunyan]
Cyclopes
one-eyed giants; builders of fortifications. [Gk. Myth.: Avery, 346]
Hercules
his twelve labors revealed his godlike powers. [Rom. Myth.: Howe, 122]
Katinka, the Powerful
a female Man Mountain Dean. [Am. Comics: “Toonerville Folks” in Horn, 668]
Little John
oak of a man in Robin Hood’s band. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
meginjardir
Thor’s belt; doubled his power. [Norse Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 1076]
Milo of Croton
renowned athlete. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 209]
Polydamas
huge athlete who killed a fierce lion with his bare hands, stopped a rushing chariot, lifted a mad bull, and died attempting to stop a falling rock. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 801]
Samson
possessed extraordinary might which derived from hair. [O.T.: Judges 16:17]
Superman
caped superhero and modern-day Hercules. [Comics: Horn, 642–643]
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The CBR research report praises Telelogic as a company that "has gone from strength to strength and made a number of shrewd acquisitions to bolster its own portfolio.
The unbeaten leaders have gone from strength to strength since opening their season with a 64-25 win away to Derby in April, and expect to include talismanic prop Alan Robinson who scored a try last weekend for Ireland Wolfhounds as they began their Four Nations Championship campaign with a 28-22 win over England Lionhearts at Leigh.
The borough has gone from strength to strength and I'm delighted to have been part of that.
Since then the company has gone from strength to strength and last night saw the opening of its latest production, Jekyll and Hyde.
Since then the company has gone from strength to strength winning new contracts and diversifying into new markets.
The French-bred gelding's trainer, Henrietta Knight, said yesterday: "Edredon Bleu has gone from strength to strength over the last two seasons, and the race at Exeter looks a good starting point for him as he's more likely to get his favoured good, fast ground.
Our relationship with Liontrust has gone from strength to strength, particularly in recent years," said Wade McDonald, head of State Street's Asset Management and Bancassurance Group in Northern Europe.