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Our conception of 1950s underwear is a lovely vintage aesthetic, but actually, wearing stockings with no elastic and a girdle was heavy duty.
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Meaning of "elastic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ELASTIC

From New Latin elasticus impulsive, from Greek elastikos, from elaunein to beat, drive.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ELASTIC

elastic  [ɪˈlæstɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ELASTIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Elastic can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ELASTIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Elastic

Elastic may refer to: ▪ Elastic, a colloquial noun for certain kinds of elastomers and stretchable fabrics ▪ Elastic collision, collisions in which kinetic energy is conserved ▪ Elastic deformation, a reversible deformation of a material ▪ Elasticity, the physical property of a material that returns to its original shape ▪ Elasticity, the responsiveness of demand or supply ▪ Elastic, an alternative name for the skipping game Chinese jump rope ▪ Elastic, an album by jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman ▪ A Rubber band or bungee cord ▪ Elastic Superheroes...

Definition of elastic in the English dictionary

The first definition of elastic in the dictionary is capable of returning to its original shape after compression, expansion, stretching, or other deformation. Other definition of elastic is capable of adapting to change. Elastic is also quick to recover from fatigue, dejection, etc; buoyant.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ELASTIC


aeroelastic
ˌɛərəʊɪˈlæstɪk
agelastic
eɪdʒəˈlæstɪk
anelastic
ˌænɪˈlæstɪk
dysplastic
dɪsˈplæstɪk
gelastic
dʒəˈlæstɪk
hydroelastic
ˌhaɪdrəʊɪˈlæstɪk
hyperplastic
ˌhaɪpəˈplæstɪk
hypoplastic
ˌhaɪpəʊˈplæstɪk
inelastic
ˌɪnɪˈlæstɪk
interscholastic
ˌɪntəskəˈlæstɪk
neoplastic
ˌniːəʊˈplæstɪk
nonelastic
ˌnɒnɪˈlæstɪk
photoelastic
ˌfəʊtəʊɪˈlæstɪk
plastic
ˈplæstɪk
pyroclastic
ˌpaɪrəʊˈklæstɪk
scholastic
skəˈlæstɪk
Silastic
sɪˈlæstɪk
superelastic
ˌsuːpərɪˈlæstɪk
thermoplastic
ˌθɜːməʊˈplæstɪk
viscoelastic
ˌvɪskəʊɪˈlæstɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ELASTIC

elasmosaur
elastance
elastane
elastase
elastic band
elastic limit
elastic modulus
elastic rebound
elastic stockings
elastically
elasticate
elasticated
elastication
elasticise
elasticity
elasticize
elasticness
elastin
elastomer
elastomeric

WORDS THAT END LIKE ELASTIC

antineoplastic
bombastic
domestic
drastic
dynastic
enthusiastic
fantastic
foam plastic
gymnastic
lymphoblastic
mastic
monastic
orgastic
orgiastic
phantastic
reinforced plastic
sarcastic
spastic
stochastic
trophoblastic
unenthusiastic

Synonyms and antonyms of elastic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ELASTIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «elastic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of elastic

Translation of «elastic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ELASTIC

Find out the translation of elastic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of elastic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «elastic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

弹性织物
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

elástico
570 millions of speakers

English

elastic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लोचदार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَطَّاط
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

резинка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

elástico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রাণবন্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

élastique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Elastik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gummi
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

弾性ゴム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고무줄
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Elastis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chất cao su
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மீள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लवचिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

elastik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

elastico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

guma
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гумка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

elastic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λάστιχο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

elastiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

resår
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

strikk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of elastic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ELASTIC»

The term «elastic» is very widely used and occupies the 11.143 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ELASTIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «elastic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «elastic» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about elastic

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7 QUOTES WITH «ELASTIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word elastic.
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Anne-Marie Duff
I sometimes think it's like a weird elastic band. The more tragic your work is, the quicker you snap back. There's a catharsis in telling a miserable old tale; you get rid of demons.
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Romola Garai
Our conception of 1950s underwear is a lovely vintage aesthetic, but actually, wearing stockings with no elastic and a girdle was heavy duty.
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Hermann von Helmholtz
Heat can also be produced by the impact of imperfectly elastic bodies as well as by friction. This is the case, for instance, when we produce fire by striking flint against steel, or when an iron bar is worked for some time by powerful blows of the hammer.
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Beto O'Rourke
In terms of immigration, we're seeing a lot of Democrats and Republicans use the really elastic term, 'Comprehensive Immigration Reform,' and they don't totally understand what that means. For us in El Paso, it's part of a larger discussion about the nature of the border.
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Daphne Oz
I have two pairs of stretchy maternity leggings and jeans, which I will never give up, because once you experience an elastic band for a waist, you will never go back.
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Marcel Proust
The time at our disposal each day is elastic; the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.
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James Rainwater
The research included neutron resonance spectroscopy, the angular distribution of pion elastic and inelastic scattering on nuclei with optical model fitting.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ELASTIC»

Discover the use of elastic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to elastic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Design and the Elastic Mind
Designed by award-winning book designer Irma Boom, this volume also features essays by Paola Antonelli; design critic and historian Hugh Aldersey- Williams; visualization design expert Peter Hall; and nanophysicist Ted Sargent that further ...
Paola Antonelli, Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.), 2008
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Wave Motion in Elastic Solids
Self-contained coverage of topics ranging from elementary theory of waves and vibrations in strings to three-dimensional theory of waves in thick plates. Over 100 problems.
Karl F. Graff, 1975
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Mathematical Models for Elastic Structures
This book, first published in 1998, is a collection of significant theories and mathematical models, dealing with elastic slender bodies.
Piero Villaggio, 2005
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Elastic Waves in Solids I: Free and Guided Propagation
The companion book, Vol. II, describes the generation and applications of the free and guided waves introduced in the present volume.
Daniel Royer, Eugene Dieulesaint, 2000
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Theory and Analysis of Elastic Plates and Shells, Second Edition
Like the previous edition, this book remains a suitable textbook for a course on plates and shells in aerospace, civil, and mechanical engineering curricula and continues to serve as a reference for industrial and academic structural ...
J. N. Reddy, 2006
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Elastic Waves in Solids II: Generation, Acousto-optic ...
The purpose of this second volume is to illustrate the functions fulfilled by the free and guided waves described in Vol.
Daniel Royer, Eugene Dieulesaint, 2000
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Acoustic and Elastic Wave Fields in Geophysics
This monograph is the last volume in the series 'Acoustic and Elastic Wave Fields in Geophysics'. The previous two volumes published by Elsevier (2000, 2002) dealt mostly with wave propagation in liquid media.
Alexander A. Kaufman, Anatoli L. Levshin, 2005
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Flexures: Elements of Elastic Mechanisms
This book presents some basic flexure geometries and the analytic models, which can be assessed for specific design applications.
Stuart T. Smith, 2000
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Single crystal elastic constants and calculated aggregate ...
While this book is a consolidation of his earlier work, it has been extensively updated and revised to include new material and references, is far more complete, and is presented in a more useful form.
Gene Simmons, Herbert Wang, 1971
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Integral Equation Methods for Electromagnetic and Elastic Waves
With this book, important relevant knowledge for integral equations are consolidated in one place and researchers need only read the pertinent chapters in this book to gain important knowledge needed for integral equation research.
Weng Cho Chew, Mei Song Tong, Bin Hu, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ELASTIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term elastic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Michelle Wie is hitting golf balls with a giant elastic band tied around …
On the range on Tuesday at the U.S. Open, Wie hit about 20 minutes worth of practice shots with an elastic band around her legs. «For The Win, Jul 15»
2
Elastic Bonding Adhesive & Sealant Market 2015 - Global Forecasts …
The market size in terms of volume of elastic bonding adhesive & sealant is projected to reach $20 billion by 2020 with a CAGR of 6.1% ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
3
Flexible Silver Nanowire-Elastic Mesh for Creating Therapeutic Heat
If you suffer from chronic muscle pain a doctor will likely recommend for you to apply heat to the injury. But how do you effectively wrap that heat ... «AZoNano.com, Jul 15»
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Elastic, wound-healing hydrogel activated by light
Hydrogels have huge potential in the field of biomedicine, but aren't without their shortcomings in their existing form. These tiny polypeptide ... «Gizmag, Jul 15»
5
Printable elastic conductors with a high conductivity
However, it has proved difficult to make an ink that is both highly conductive and elastic without a complicated multi-step printing process. «Printed Electronics World, Jul 15»
6
Vavi consumed by his own elastic political ambitions
The fact that Vavi does not understand that, or is choosing not to remember, does not augur well for a man with such elastic ambitions. «Sowetan Live, Jul 15»
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Julianne & Derek Hough intensely dance to Sia's Elastic Heart
Dynamic duo brother and sister Derek and Julianne Hough dance in an intense passionate way to Sia's Elastic Heart. The two dazzled during ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Bioengineers develop highly elastic biomaterial for better wound …
Bioengineers have developed a new protein-based gel that, when exposed to light, mimics many of the properties of elastic tissue, such as skin ... «Phys.Org, Jul 15»
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Red Hat rolls elastic Linux under SAP's HANA
Having put SAP's HANA in-memory database on its Linux, Red Hat has gone off-premise with Amazon. The Linux shop has announced Red ... «The Register, Jul 15»
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Elastic City Festival Features Free Artist-led Walks and Talks
Elastic City Walks Festival returns to NYC on July 7th for six full weeks filled with new immersive performances and sensory experiences. «Hyperallergic, Jul 15»

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