Origin of inelastic
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1. inflexible; rigid, uncompromising.
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Examples from the Web for inelasticity
The subsequent changes then produce thickening and inelasticity.
The inelasticity of it hampered sociability—and there grew on one, too, a sense of unfitness.The Business of Being a Woman
Ida M. Tarbell
As the body ages, certain changes usually take place in the arteries leading to thickening and inelasticity of their walls.
The most frequent criticism by immigrant leaders interviewed is the inelasticity of the public-school methods.New Homes for Old
Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge
Inelasticity, too, in the forms of currency most needed for small transactions, has made very real difficulties for us.The Value of Money
Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
- not elastic; not resilient
- physics (of collisions) involving an overall decrease in translational kinetic energy
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Word Origin and History for inelasticity
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