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inelastic

[‚in·ə′las·tik]
(mechanics)
Not capable of sustaining a deformation without permanent change in size or shape.
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Subjecting inelastic demand products to heavy taxation disturbs the budgetary equation of consumers.
The government should consider increasing taxes on petroleum products in the days to come since these are also inelastic in nature.
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The major difference between elastic and inelastic collisions is that in elastic collisions kinetic energy is conserved, and in inelastic collisions it is not.
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All these are inelastic products and monetary policy cannot control their prices.
All these were inelastic products and monetary policy could not control their prices, he mentioned.
inter-gas collisions tend to be inelastic. With further modelling this may help explain what is witnessed.