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residual stress

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noun Metallurgy.
  1. a stress in a metal, on a microscopic scale and resulting from nonuniform thermal changes, plastic deformation, or other causes aside from temporary external forces or applications of heat.
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Origin of residual stress

First recorded in 1930–35
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