yield strength

noun Physics.

the stress necessary to produce a given inelastic strain in a material.

Nearby words

  1. yiddishism,
  2. yiddishkeit,
  3. yield,
  4. yield management,
  5. yield point,
  6. yield stress,
  7. yield to maturity,
  8. yieldability,
  9. yieldable,
  10. yielding

Origin of yield strength

First recorded in 1930–35

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