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stiffness

[′stif·nəs]
(acoustics)
(mechanics)
The ratio of a steady force acting on a deformable elastic medium to the resulting displacement.
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stiffness

The ratio of the force applied to a structure (or a structural element) to the corresponding displacement.
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stiffness

stiffness
Relationship between stress and strain (rigidity curve).
The ratio of stress to strain. Also known as rigidity.
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However, when performing the above mentioned researches, mostly the overall AFO stiffness in two-three ankle motion planes (Dorsiflexion/Plantarflexion, Inversion/Eversion, Adduction/Abduction) is investigated.