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Rücksprungskraft

English translation: resilience

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German term or phrase:Rücksprungskraft
English translation:resilience
Entered by: Claire Langhard
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10:11 Feb 23, 2006
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.) / clothing material
German term or phrase: Rücksprungskraft
talking about the qualities of a material used for sports clothing. They obviously mean its ability to return to its original shape, but what's the proper term for this in Eng.?
Thanks for any help...
Claire Langhard
Switzerland
Local time: 04:33
resilience
Explanation:
Merriam-Webster: the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress

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Note added at 10 mins (2006-02-23 10:22:19 GMT)
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"elasticity" could work in some cases, but I'd avoid that in a clothing context as it could be misunderstood as meaning "stretchy"
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Cilian O'Tuama
Local time: 04:33
Grading comment
Thanks Cilian... that's the word I was looking for!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Cilian O'Tuama


  

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resilience


Explanation:
Merriam-Webster: the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress

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Note added at 10 mins (2006-02-23 10:22:19 GMT)
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"elasticity" could work in some cases, but I'd avoid that in a clothing context as it could be misunderstood as meaning "stretchy"

Cilian O'Tuama
Local time: 04:33
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Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 64
Grading comment
Thanks Cilian... that's the word I was looking for!

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