tensile stress

See under axial stress.

Nearby words

  1. tensegrity,
  2. tensely,
  3. tensible,
  4. tensile,
  5. tensile strength,
  6. tensilely,
  7. tensility,
  8. tensimeter,
  9. tensiometer,
  10. tension

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