secondary stress


noun

Engineering. a stress induced by the elastic deformation of a structure under a temporary load.

Nearby words

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  2. secondary sex characteristic,
  3. secondary sexual characteristic,
  4. secondary spermatocyte,
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  7. secondary succession,
  8. secondary syphilis,
  9. secondary tissue,
  10. secondary tuberculosis

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British Dictionary definitions for secondary stress

secondary stress

noun

another term for secondary accent
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