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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Trichologist Glenn Lyons at The Philip Kingsley Trichological Clinic in London (020-7629 4004) gives us his year-round low-down on how to avoid overstressing tresses.
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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.