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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INELASTICITY

The subsequent changes then produce thickening and inelasticity.

The inelasticity of it hampered sociability—and there grew on one, too, a sense of unfitness.

As the body ages, certain changes usually take place in the arteries leading to thickening and inelasticity of their walls.

The most frequent criticism by immigrant leaders interviewed is the inelasticity of the public-school methods.

Inelasticity, too, in the forms of currency most needed for small transactions, has made very real difficulties for us.

The most serious evils of inelasticity in this country are seen in connection with the annual handling of the crops.

One of its great advantages is its inelasticity, which prevents the overrunning of gear worked by it.

Despite the inelasticity of his mind, he vaguely realised his bridegroom honours.

Tendons, because of their inelasticity, are subjected to injuries peculiar to themselves.

WORD ORIGIN

1748, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + elastic. Figurative use attested by 1867.

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