overstressing


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overstressing

[¦ō·vər¦stres·iŋ]
(engineering)
Cyclically stressing a material at a level higher than that used at the end of a fatigue test.
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After we landed, we scrutinized the turbo-prop and found that the whole left fuselage had suffered a great deal of overstressing.
Usually interactive, his pieces make the condition of theatricality (in Michael Fried's sense) intrinsic to their critical purpose; without overstressing the connection, it's worth noting the implications this work has for ongoing debates about the rhetoric and criticality of Minimalism.
We have options that allow you to do that without overstressing about it, though.
A variation on this theme is "dense sprawl": An evil group of developers is building houses on small lots in the suburbs, thus overstressing the infrastructure and changing the peaceful rural character of one of the area's last refuges against galloping urbanism.