### Definition of Inelastic

1. Adjective. Not elastic. "Economists speak of an inelastic price structure"

Also: Inflexible
Antonyms: Elastic
Derivative terms: Inelasticity

### Definition of Inelastic

1. a. Not elastic.

### Definition of Inelastic

1. Adjective. lacking elasticity; inflexible, unyielding ¹

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### Literary usage of Inelastic

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1. An Introduction to Natural Philosophy: Designed as a Text-book for the Use by Denison Olmsted, Ebenezer Strong Snell (1882)
"If an inelastic body strikes a plane perpendicularly, its motion is simply destroyed; in strictness, however, it imparts an infinitely small velocity to the ..."

2. The Principles of Mechanical Philosophy Applied to Industrial Mechanics by Thomas [Turner] Tate (1853)
"IN treating of the collision of bodies there are two cases to be considered, — (1) that of inelastic bodies, (2) that of elastic bodies. ..."

3. The Elementary Part of A Treatise on the Dynamics of a System of Rigid by Edward John Routh (1905)
"The bodies are then said to be inelastic. ... The action _R0 must be first calculated as if the bodies were inelastic, when the whole value of R may be ..."

4. A Manual of the Mechanics of Engineering and of the Construction of Machines by Julius Ludwig Weisbach (1870)
"Elastic -inelastic Impact — If two masses If, and Jf, are moving with the ... If the bodies are inelastic, they remain compressed after the impact ; but if ..."

5. Banking Reform by James Laurence Laughlin (1912)
"An inelastic Currency System and Its Effects main outstanding as long as holders chose to ... This is what is called an inelastic currency—that is to say, ..."

6. A Treatise on Elementary Dynamics for the Use of Colleges and Schools by William Garnett (1889)
"Thus if a string be suspended above an inelastic table, and then allowed to fall, as the successive elements of the string strike the table and are brought ..."

7. Mechanics of Engineering and of Machinery by Julius Ludwig Weisbach, Gustav Herrmann, Joseph Frederic Klein (1878)
"Elastic -inelastic Impact— If two masses 3ft and 3f, are moving with the ... If the bodies are inelastic, they remain compressed after the impact; ..."