tensile strength


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tensile strength

a measure of the ability of a material to withstand a longitudinal stress, expressed as the greatest stress that the material can stand without breaking
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tensile strength

[′ten·səl ‚streŋkth]
(mechanics)
The maximum stress a material subjected to a stretching load can withstand without tearing. Also known as hot strength.
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tensile strength

The resistance of a material to rupture when subject to tension; the maximum tensile stress which the material can sustain.
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tensile strength

The ability of an object to resist forces tending to stretch or lengthen the object.
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