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Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

1 A genetic variant, or group of organisms within a species that differ very little from similar groups. See also cultivar.

2 Deformation of a material as...

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strain

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Strain at a gnat make a difficulty about accepting something trivial; with allusion to Matthew 23:24 ‘Ye…strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.’

strain at the leash be eager to...

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strain

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 36 words.

strain at a gnat make a difficulty about accepting something trivial; with allusion to Matthew 23:24 ‘Ye…strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.’...

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Strain

Sanjay Govindjee.

in Engineering Mechanics of Deformable Solids

October 2012; p ublished online December 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Condensed Matter Physics. 2965 words.

This chapter extends the concept of average normal strain to include the concept of average shear strain. It then develops the notion of strain at a point in a manner compatible with the...

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strain

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 64 words.

A measure of how much a material has extended during deformation when subjected to a tensile force. Strain (ε) has

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strain

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 71 words.

The deformation of a body, temporary or permanent, resulting from an applied *stress. Linear strain, symbol ε (Greek

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strain

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 109 words.

don't strain yourself used sarcastically to accuse a person of laziness or dilatoriness. informal

strain at a gnat make a

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strain

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 110 words.

1 The condition of a material being distorted by forces acting on it. Strain is measured as the ratio of deformation of the material to the dimension of the material in which...

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Strains

Lauren Gerard Koch and Steven L. Britton.

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat

September 2004; p ublished online May 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuroscience. 6464 words.

This chapter discusses the development of inbred strains, which relates directly to the use of experimental design for probing cause and effect at all levels of biological organization....

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strain

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 63 words.

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...

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strain

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

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...

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strain

Carl Schaschke.

in A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 42 words.

The dimensionless change in a material produced by an applied stress divided by the original dimension. For a wire held vertically and stretched by a weight, the strain is the extended...

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tensile strain

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 9 words.

Former name for linear strain. See strain.

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bulk strain

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 9 words.

Another name for volume strain. See strain.

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strain gauge

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 7 words.

A device for measuring strain.

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strain gauge

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 8 words.

A device for measuring *strain.

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homogeneous strain

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 58 words.

1. Strain distributed uniformly throughout a body.

2. In plasticity theory, homogenous strain is the true strain based on changes

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straining <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 6 words.

ˈstrɛ:nɪn, -ɪŋ

sp straining1

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severe strain

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A third degree strain involving a total muscle tear (see muscle strain).

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instantaneous strain

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 16 words.

Strain that appears immediately upon application of a load, as opposed to time-dependent strain.

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severe strain

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 16 words.

A third degree strain involving a total muscle tear (see muscle strain).

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