strain figure

strain figure

[′strān ‚fig·yər]
(physics)
A series of markings, such as Lüder's lines, that may appear on the surface of a body subjected to stress, indicating its state of deformation. Also known as flow figure.
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The implication of this was that management has a target to shrink the new business strain figure from a level of circa pounds 270m in 2011 to pounds 200m in 2013.