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Term: Strain Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The ratio of change in dimension to the original dimension. A material is said to be strained when a stress acting on it distorts it.  IACSSnow 

The amount by which an object becomes deformed as a result of stress, which in glaciers may take place over many years or even millennia.  Swisseduc 

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