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Definition of "inelastic" [in•e•las•tic]

  • Lacking elasticity; unyielding or unadaptable. See Synonyms at stiff. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inelastic" in a sentence
  • "The term inelastic simply refers to a good whose demand is relatively unresponsive to a change in price."
  • "ShelbyC: I’m using the term inelastic to mean that, to the extent the plan is funded by the government, you cannot not pay for it."
  • "I’m using the term inelastic to mean that, to the extent the plan is funded by the government, you cannot not pay for it."