elasticity


elasticity
[[t]i͟ːlæstɪ̱sɪti, ɪlæ̱st-[/t]]
elasticities
1) N-UNCOUNT The elasticity of a material or substance is its ability to return to its original shape, size, and condition after it has been stretched.

Daily facial exercises help her to retain the skin's elasticity...

Gluten develops elasticity in a dough.

Syn:
stretchiness
2) N-UNCOUNT: also N in pl, with supp, oft N of n, n N In economics, the elasticity of something, especially the demand for a product, is the degree to which it changes in response to changes in circumstances. [TECHNICAL]

The elasticity of demand for a single newspaper is bound to be higher than the figure for newspapers as a whole.


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