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adjective     elastic pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    made of elastic

    an elastic wristband

  2. 2
    physics something that is elastic can be stretched easily and can then return to its original shape quickly

    The elastic behaviour of some materials depends on the temperature and duration of the stress applied.

  3. 3
    able to change when the situation changes

    a man of rather elastic morals

  4. 4
    economics if the supply of something or the demand for something is elastic, it changes according to the economic conditions it operates in, for example if the price of a product changes


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