a coefficient of elasticity of a substance, expressing the ratio between the force per unit area (shearing stress) that laterally deforms the substance and the shear (shearing strain) that is produced by this force.
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Also called modulus of rigidity, modulus of torsion, torsion modulus.
Words nearby shear modulus
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Scientific definitions for modulus of torsion
See under modulus of elasticity.
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