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anelasticity

[an-i-la-stis-i-tee, an-ee-la-stis-] /ˌæn ɪ læˈstɪs ɪ ti, ænˌi læˈstɪs-/
noun, Physics.
1.
the property of a solid in which deformation depends on the time rate of change of stress as well as on the stress itself.
Origin of anelasticity
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anelastic
[an-i-las-tik] /ˌæn ɪˈlæs tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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