the load per unit area that a structure can withstand without being permanently deformed by more than a specified amount.
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Origin of proof stress
First recorded in 1860–65
Words nearby proof stress
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British Dictionary definitions for proof stress
engineering the equivalent of yield stress in materials which have no clearly defined yield point
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