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pho•to•e•las•tic•i•ty



Pronunciation: (fō"tō-i-la-stis'i-tē, -ē"la-stis'-), [key]
n. Physics.
the phenomenon of double refraction of polarized light by a transparent substance under elastic stress, used to measure strain in elastic, transparent materials.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

photodynamicsphotoelectric

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