inelastic inelastic  /ˌɪ nə ˈlæ stɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) not elastic

Usage(s):

  1. In time the skin grows scaly, inelastic, wrinkled, becomes predisposed to cancer.
  2. Rubber is one of the most inelastic of substances.
  3. The inelastic sac acts as a brake, keeps the heart, the muscular control of which, is not sufficient to prevent undue dilation, from going out of bounds, breaking.

News

  • Blood Testing Market Boosted By Pricing Locks in Molecular Testing: Finds New Kalorama Report

    Driven by the use of molecular tests and inelastic pricing for them, the blood testing market is expected to grow in double-digits according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher said the need to provide the lowest level of blood contaminants is driving sales of newer nucleic acid tests that are replacing immunoassay units. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "Demand for the services provided by essential infrastructure assets is inelastic, which means they deliver predictable performance throughout the economic cycle. This stability is what makes infrastructure so compelling to investors seeking to...
    on Aug 12, 2008 By: Gregory Smith Source: MarketWatch

  2. "The sports economy seems to be inelastic," Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber said at the event in New York.
    on Nov 29, 2007 By: Don Garber Source: Reuters Canada

  3. "The upward trend in prices of food and energy over the past several years:importantly reflects the pressures posed by rapidly growing demand in developing economies against relatively inelastic global supplies of commodities," Kohn told a...
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Donald Kohn Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs (blog)

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