Stiffness vs Elongation - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between stiffness and elongation

is that stiffness is rigidity or a measure of rigidity while elongation is elongation.

stiffness

English

Noun

  • Rigidity or a measure of rigidity.
  • Inflexibility or a measure of inflexibility.
  • Inelegance, lacking relaxedness.
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  • Study gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace: the first apt to give stiffness , the other suppleness: one gives substance and form to the statue, the other polishes it.

    elongation

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of lengthening, or the state of being lengthened; protraction; extension.
  • That which lengthens out; continuation.
  • The ratio of the extension of a material to the length of the material prior to stretching.
  • Removal to a distance; withdrawal; a being at a distance; distance.
  • The angular distance of a planet from the sun; as, the elongation of Venus or Mercury.