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.
Words nearby shear modulus
Also called modulus of rigidity, modulus of torsion, torsion modulus.
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Science definitions for shearing strain (1 of 2)
See under strain.
Science definitions for shearing strain (2 of 2)
See under modulus of elasticity.
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