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Noun: elasticity  i,las'ti-su-tee or ee,las'ti-su-tee
  1. The tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
    "the waistband had lost its elasticity";
    - snap

Derived forms: elasticities

Type of: physical property

Encyclopedia: Elasticity