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The dimensional change in the shape or volume of a body as a result of an applied stress or stresses. Strain is the ratio of the altered length, area, or volume to its original value, and may be homogeneous or inhomogeneous, and involve distortion, dilation, and rotation. See hooke's law; poisson's ratio; pure shear; simple shear; and shear modulus.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Earth Sciences and Geography.

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