ultimate strength


noun Engineering.

the quantity of the utmost tensile, compressive, or shearing stress that a given unit area of a certain material is expected to bear without failing.

Nearby words

  1. ultima ratio regum,
  2. ultima thule,
  3. ultimacy,
  4. ultimate,
  5. ultimate constituent,
  6. ultimately,
  7. ultimatum,
  8. ultimo,
  9. ultimogeniture,
  10. ultisol

Also called ultimate stress.

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British Dictionary definitions for ultimate strength

ultimate strength

noun

the maximum tensile stress that a material can withstand before rupture
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