elastic elastic  /ɪ ˈlæ stɪk/


  1. (n) a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together
  2. (n) a fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material
  3. (adj) capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy
  4. (adj) able to adjust readily to different conditions

Derived Word(s)


  1. Steel is far more elastic than rubber, but of course much less stretchable.
  2. Ball's dizzy redhead with the elastic face and saucer eyes was the model for scores of comic TV females to follow.
  3. An elastic-ribbon harness holds the mask on tight.


  1. Elastic Path Reveals that Fewer than 25 Percent of Companies Consistently Succeed at Digital Customer Experience

    Survey from independent research firm finds that most companies struggle with technology and organizational challenges. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/forrester-commerce-survey/elastic-path/prweb10826806.htm
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Elastic Path Joins Forces With OpenText As Global Digital Commerce Partner

    Elastic Path Software, the digital commerce company, today announced that it has entered into a worldwide strategic partnership agreement with OpenText, the global leader in Enterprise Information Management. ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Smart ERP Solutions Achieves Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready Status

    Add-on solutions from Smart ERP Solutions for Oracle’s PeopleSoft including HCM and Financials applications are supported and ready to run on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10815527.htm
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "Senator Santoro's defence is unravelling and it shows just how elastic the prime minister's ministerial code of conduct is," Mr Swan said.
    on Mar 14, 2007 By: Wayne Swan Source: The Australian

  2. Mr Abbott said that before the 2007 election he had described government advertising as "a cancer on our democracy". "Today we find out that the government has exempted itself even from its own elastic requirements to run an emergency...
    on May 28, 2010 By: Tony Abbott Source: NEWS.com.au

  3. "It's a mark of how far we have come," Hodgson said. "Our major ambition is to sustain the standard we have set. I would be wary to say we should try and raise the bar even higher. It's like the elastic band story - you can pull it so far and...
    on Dec 19, 2009 By: Roy Hodgson Source: AFP

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