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Related to shearing stress: shearing strain
shearing stress[′shir·iŋ ‚stres]
A stress in which the material on one side of a surface pushes on the material on the other side of the surface with a force which is parallel to the surface. Also known as shear stress; tangential stress.
shear stress, shearing stress
The force per unit area of cross section which tends to produce shear.