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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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that labor will be inelastically supplied at all wage rates.
Each member of the generation entering the economy in period t supplies one unit of labor inelastically to firms since households attribute no value to leisure.
Factor markets work well; factors are inelastically supplied and the available factors are fully utilized at every moment.
Secondary electrons are inelastically ejected from the specimen surface (within a few nanometres) and describe the topography of the specimen.
where the landless peasant preferences for consumption over time are represented by the utility integral, the instantaneous utility function U(c) is nonnegative and a concave increasing function of the consumption, c, [theta] is the landless peasant rate of time preference, and f(L) is a production function, where labor is supplied inelastically.
Given that aggregate capital, K, is assumed to be inelastically provided, Figure 5 may be understood as the distribution of accumulated capital demand according to the degree of backward technological integration (N).
welfare-increasing for inelastically demanded goods.
That stream of particles is scattered inelastically by the material and its energy loss excites a magnon in the phosphate.
However, survey studies (3) suggest that consumers inelastically prefer to use the credit cards issued by their primary banks.
Individuals supply one unit of labor inelastically in the first period, save in the first period, and consume a portion of their income in both periods (Fig.
Each young agent is endowed with one unit of labor effort, which she supplies inelastically.
CIL is certainly the most likely to track (although, 1 concede, a bit inelastically as Bradley and Gulati suggest) (71) the actual behavior of international actors.