Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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The capability of a material to recover from deformation resulting from stress. The property is determined more by the ability of the material to return to its initial shape than by its capacity to be deformed or extended. See also: EXTENSIBILITY ; STRETCH . (17 )

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