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Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

In strain and stress analysis, a measure of the extent by which an object of known dimensions has lengthened, expressed as the ratio of the new length to the old.

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stretching

Michael Kent.

in Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

January 1997; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 247 words.

There are two main types of stretching exercises: ballistic stretching and static stretching. Ballistic stretching is performed quickly with bouncing

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stretching

Michael Kent.

in Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

P ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 247 words.

There are two main types of stretching exercises: ballistic stretching and static stretching. Ballistic stretching is performed quickly with bouncing

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stretching

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Sport and Leisure.

A linear deformation of tissue that increases its length. Exercises involving muscle stretching are performed to maintain or improve flexibility. See also ballistic stretching,...

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stretch

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 15 words.

etch, fetch, ketch, kvetch, lech, outstretch, retch, sketch, stretch, vetch, wretch • backstretch

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stretch

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 15 words.

etch, fetch, ketch, kvetch, lech, outstretch, retch, sketch, stretch, vetch, wretch • backstretch

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stretch

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 154 words.

at full stretch

1 with a part of your body fully extended.

2 using the maximum amount of your resources

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stretching

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 30 words.

A linear deformation of tissue that increases its length. Exercises involving muscle stretching are performed to maintain or improve flexibility.

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stretch

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 64 words.

everyone stretches his legs according to the length of his coverlet proverbial saying, late 13th century; meaning that it is

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Everyone stretches his legs according to the length of his coverlet proverbial saying, late 13th century; meaning that it is natural to live as comfortably as your resources permit.

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Stretch

Gary W. Kennedy.

in Grove Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 119 words.

Record company and label formed in 1992 by Chick Corea and his business manager Ron Moss. Besides releasing albums by Corea (including material the pianist had recorded for Warner Brothers,...

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