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internal stress

noun

  1. (in metal or glass pieces, or the like) a stress existing within the material as a result of thermal changes, having been worked, or irregularity of molecular structure.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of internal stress1

First recorded in 1905–10

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Example Sentences

The internal stress at any point is completely determined by the components P, U, T, but these are not principal stresses ( 7).

Such a body, when in such a state of internal stress, is sometimes described as “self-strained.”

Even on Earth newly-mined diamonds sometimes fly to pieces from internal stress.

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