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ultimate strength

noun, Engineering.
the quantity of the utmost tensile, compressive, or shearing stress that a given unit area of a certain material is expected to bear without failing.
Also called ultimate stress. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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ultimate strength

the maximum tensile stress that a material can withstand before rupture
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