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Adjective
/iˈlastik/,
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(of an object or material) Able to resume its normal shape spontaneously after contraction, dilatation, or distortion,
  1. (of an object or material) Able to resume its normal shape spontaneously after contraction, dilatation, or distortion

  2. Able to encompass variety and change; flexible and adaptable
    • - the definition of nationality is elastic in this cosmopolitan country
  3. Springy and buoyant
    • - Annie returned with beaming eyes and elastic step
  4. (of demand or supply) Sensitive to changes in price or income
    • - the labor supply is very elastic
  5. (of a collision) Involving no decrease of kinetic energy

Noun
  1. Cord, tape, or fabric, typically woven with strips of rubber, that returns to its original length or shape after being stretched


  1. capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk"
  2. rubber band: a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together
  3. a fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material
  4. able to adjust readily to different conditions; "an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract"
  5. (elasticity) the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed; "the waistband had lost its snap"
  6. Elastic is a 2002 album by jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman. All songs were original compositions.
  7. In economics, elasticity is the ratio of the percent change in one variable to the percent change in another variable. It is a tool for measuring the responsiveness of a function to changes in parameters in a unit-less way. ...
  8. In physics, elasticity is the physical property of a material that returns to its original shape after the stress (e.g. external forces) that made it deform is removed. The relative amount of deformation is called the strain.
  9. (Elasticity (mathematics)) In mathematics, elasticity of a positive differentiable function f at point x is defined as
  10. (elasticity) The property by virtue of which a material deformed under the load can regain its original dimensions when unloaded; The sensitivity of changes in a quantity with respect to changes in another quantity; The quality of being elastic; Adaptability
  11. (Elasticity) Elastic databases make it trivial to add nodes to a cluster as needed with no downtime. Read and write operations scale linearly as more machines are added.
  12. (Elasticity) The ability of paint to expand and contract with the substrate without suffering damage or changes in its appearance. Expansion and contraction are usually caused by temperature fluctuations. ...
  13. (Elasticity) The condition or property of being elastic; flexibility.
  14. (Elasticity) The natural ability to stretch and contract muscles smoothly giving an impression of springy movement.
  15. (Elasticity) The unit or dollar sales shift in response to a change in price or other variables.
  16. (Elasticity) The ability to recover from stretching.
  17. (Elasticity) Term that describes the flexibility and resiliency of a mattress or material.
  18. (Elasticity) describes the ability of youthful skin to keep its shape
  19. (Elasticity) Ability to take up a certain degree of expansion and contraction.
  20. (Elasticity) The apparent ease with which a wire can be deflected without incurring permanent deformation.
  21. (Elasticity) This refers to the wools ability to return to it's previous length after being stretched.
  22. (Elasticity) A characteristic of woven or knitted fibers, which enables the fiber to return to the original shape after being stretched.
  23. (Elasticity) The flexibility property  of returning to an initial for or state following deformation (stretching, pulling, compression etc)
  24. (ELASTICITY) Refers to the sensitivity of the quantity supplied or demanded of a commodity as the price of that commodity changes. ...
  25. (ELASTICITY) The extensible property of adhesive films or adhesive interfaces to contract and expand in such a manner as to overcome the differential contraction and expansion rates that the bonded adherends may exhibit.