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  • in Materials Science the word elastomer refers to a material which is very elastic, like rubber. The word elastic is often used colloquially to refer to an elastomeric material such as rubber or cloth/rubber combinations.
    • holding things together, e.g. with a rubber band
    • flexibly moving something over a thick to a thin part, as in clothing put on over the head, hips, hands, feet, and elastic necklaces, bracelets, watcharmbands. An alternative in many of these cases (not for socks) is a closing device such as buttons, a zipper, laces, Velcro, a buckle, a snap
    • flexibly making airtight or fluidtight connections as in a hose or condom
    • flexibly cushioning (a shock absorber) as with tires and for the soles of shoes, and under the legs of chairs, under vibrating equipment, on a door or door-post, on bumper cars, etc.
The above article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elastic).  1/18/06

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