angular deformation

A change in the shape of a body, generally due to sheer stress, such that a straight line connecting two points within the body before the deformation is not parallel with a straight line connecting them after the deformation.

Nearby words

  1. angular,
  2. angular acceleration,
  3. angular artery,
  4. angular cheilitis,
  5. angular curvature,
  6. angular diameter,
  7. angular dispersion,
  8. angular displacement,
  9. angular frequency,
  10. angular gyrus

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