Meaning of anelasticity

an•e•las•tic•i•ty

Pronunciation: (an"i-la-stis'i-tē, an-ē"la-stis'-), [key]
— n. Physics.
  1. the property of a solid in which deformation depends on the time rate of change of stress as well as on the stress itself.
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