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Define endurance limit

The highest stress that a material can withstand for an infinite number of cycles without breaking

2

Define density

The degree of compactness of a substance

3

Define stiffness

Resistance of a body to deformation by bending

4

Define embodied energy

Energy used in the production of a material

5

Define strength

Ability to withstand an applied load without failure or plastic deformation

6

Define hardness

Resistance of a material to deformation, indentation or penetration

7

Define yield strength

Maximum stress that can be developed in a material without causing plastic deformation

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Define toughness

Ability of a material to absorb energy and plastically deform without fracturing

9

Define fracture toughness

The ability of a material containing a crack to resist further fracture