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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 elas·tic·i·ty /ɪˌlæsˈtɪsəti, ˌiˌlæs, ˈtɪsti/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 elas·tic·i·ty /ɪˌlæsˈtɪsətɪ, ˌɪˌlæs, ˈtɪstɪ/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·las·tic·i·ty n.
 1. The quality of being elastic; the inherent property in bodies by which they recover their former figure or dimensions, after the removal of external pressure or altering force; springiness; resilience; tendency to rebound; as, the elasticity of caoutchouc; the elasticity of the air.
 2. Power of resistance to, or recovery from, depression or overwork; -- usually referred to as resilience[3].
 Coefficient of elasticity, the quotient of a stress (of a given kind), by the strain (of a given kind) which it produces; -- called also coefficient of resistance.
 Surface of elasticity Geom., the pedal surface of an ellipsoid (see Pedal); a surface used in explaining the phenomena of double refraction and their relation to the elastic force of the luminous ether in crystalline media.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after
          it has been stretched or compressed; "the waistband had
          lost its snap" [syn: snap] [ant: inelasticity]