Revision as of 10:52, 18 July 2022 by MDerrick (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Deformation of marble plate
Photo credit: V. Vergès-Belmin


Any alteration in the shape of a material due to the application of pressure or stress. The alteration may or may not be reversible. Strain is the measurement of deformation per unit of length.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Deformation (Deut.); déformation (Fr.); deformação (Port.)

Resources and Citations

  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

Retrieved from ""