yield strength

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

Origin of yield strength

First recorded in 1930–35

Words Nearby yield strength

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How to use yield strength in a sentence

  • This stuff is quoted to have a compression-yield strength of one hundred ten pounds to the square inch.

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