elasticity vs snap what difference

what is difference between elasticity and snap

English

Etymology

elastic +‎ -ity

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪ.læsˈtɪs.ɪ.ti/
  • Rhymes: -ɪsɪti

Noun

elasticity (countable and uncountable, plural elasticities)

  1. (physics) The property by virtue of which a material deformed under load can regain its original dimensions when unloaded
  2. (economics) The sensitivity of changes in a quantity with respect to changes in another quantity.
    If the sales of an item drop by 5% when the price increases by 10%, its price elasticity is -0.5.
  3. (computing) A measure of the flexibility of a data store’s data model and clustering capabilities.
  4. (computing) A system’s ability to adapt to changes in workload by automatically provisioning and de-provisioning resources.
  5. (mathematics) The ratio of the relative change in a function’s output with respect to the relative change in its input, for infinitesimal changes at a certain point.
    Synonym: point elasticity
  6. The quality of being elastic.
  7. Adaptability.
    Her elasticity allowed her to recover quickly.

Derived terms

Translations



English

Etymology

From Dutch snappen (to bite; seize) or Low German snappen (to bite; seize), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *snappōną (to snap; snatch; chatter), intensive form of *snapāną (“to snap; grab”; > Old Norse snapa (to get; scrounge)), from Proto-Indo-European *ksnew- (to scrape; scratch; grate; rub). Cognate with West Frisian snappe (to get; catch; snap), German schnappen (to grab), Swedish snappa (to snatch).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /snæp/
  • Rhymes: -æp

Noun

snap (countable and uncountable, plural snaps)

  1. A quick breaking or cracking sound or the action of producing such a sound.
  2. A sudden break.
  3. An attempt to seize, bite, attack, or grab.
  4. The act of making a snapping sound by pressing the thumb and an opposing finger of the same hand together and suddenly releasing the grip so that the finger hits against the palm.
  5. A fastening device that makes a snapping sound when used.
  6. (informal) A photograph; a snapshot.
    We took a few snaps of the old church before moving on.
  7. The sudden release of something held under pressure or tension.
  8. A thin circular cookie or similar baked good.
    a ginger snap
  9. A brief, sudden period of a certain weather; used primarily in the phrase cold snap.
  10. A very short period of time (figuratively, the time taken to snap one’s fingers), or a task that can be accomplished in such a period.
    It’ll be a snap to get that finished.
    I can fix most vacuum cleaners in a snap.
  11. A snap bean such as Phaseolus vulgaris.
  12. (American football) A backward pass or handoff of a football from its position on the ground that puts the ball in play; a hike.
  13. (somewhat colloquial) A rivet: a scrapbooking embellishment.
  14. (Britain, regional) A small meal, a snack; lunch.
    • 1913, D H Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, Penguin 2006, page 89:
      When I went to put my coat on at snap time, what should go runnin’ up my arm but a mouse.
  15. (uncountable) A card game, primarily for children, in which players cry “snap” to claim pairs of matching cards as they are turned up.
  16. (obsolete) A greedy fellow.
  17. That which is, or may be, snapped up; something bitten off, seized, or obtained by a single quick movement; hence, a bite, morsel, or fragment; a scrap.
    • He’s a nimble fellow, / And alike skill’d in every liberal science, / As having certain snaps of all.
  18. briskness; vigour; energy; decision
  19. (slang, archaic) Any circumstance out of which money may be made or an advantage gained. used primarily in the phrase soft snap.
    • 1876, New Shakspere Society (London, England), Publications (page 169)
      A Sea Soldier is certaine of victuals and wages, where the Land Soldiers pay will hardly find him sustenance. A Sea Soldier may now and than chaunce to haue a snapp at a bootie or a price, which may in an instant make him a fortune []
    • 1920, Cornell Forester (volumes 1-6)
      The Profs they lead a jolly life, jolly life, / They’re free from every care and strife, care and strife. / They make the studes, poor studes fall into line; / I wish the Profs’ soft snap were mine.
  20. (slang) Something that is easy or effortless.
    • 2003, Clive Selwood, All the Moves (but None of the Licks) (page 33)
      The job was a snap. I travelled the country averaging a thousand miles a week and, since the previous incumbent had been a lazy bugger, managed to treble the business. It was a cinch.
  21. A snapper, or snap beetle.
  22. (physics, humorous) jounce (the fourth derivative of the position vector with respect to time), followed by crackle and pop
  23. A quick offhand shot with a firearm; a snap shot.
  24. (colloquial) Something of no value.
    not worth a snap
  25. (Internet) A visual message sent through the Snapchat application.
    • 2014, Newton Lee, Facebook Nation: Total Information Awareness, p. 51:
      By April 2014, over 700 million snaps are shared per day on Snapchat — more than Facebook, WhatsApp, and other social networks.
    • 2015, Suse Barnes, Like, Follow, Share: Awesome, Actionable Social Media Marketing to Maximise Your Online Potential, p. 238:
      The oldest snaps will be deleted after 24 hours, and to keep the story going you’ll have to add new content regularly.
    • 2015, Yuval Karniel, Amit Lavie-Dinur, Privacy and Fame: How We Expose Ourselves across Media Platforms, p. 120:
      While Snapchat bases its whole product marketing on the auto-deletion of the snaps (images and videos) so that they are not stored, recent reports indicate otherwise.
  26. (Linux) A package provided for the application sandboxing system snapd developed by Canonical.
  27. (uncountable) A crisp or pithy quality; epigrammatic point or force.
  28. A tool used by riveters.
  29. A tool used by glass-moulders.
  30. (slang, dated) A brief theatrical engagement.
  31. (slang, dated) A cheat or sharper.
  32. A newsflash.
    • 2013, Paul Chantler, ‎Peter Stewart, Basic Radio Journalism (page 159)
      A ‘snap’ usually becomes a ‘newsflash’ on air. Keep snaps short, only run them when news is really ‘hot’, and try not to break a story within a few minutes of the bulletin unless it is top priority.

Derived terms

  • bang snap
  • snapless
  • snappish
  • snappy
  • snap roll

Translations

Verb

snap (third-person singular simple present snaps, present participle snapping, simple past and past participle snapped or (obsolete) snapt)

  1. (intransitive, transitive) To fracture or break apart suddenly.
    He snapped his stick in anger.
    If you bend it too much, it will snap.
    • 1790, Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France
      But this weapon will snap short, unfaithful to the hand that employs it.
  2. (intransitive) To give forth or produce a sharp cracking noise; to crack.
    Blazing firewood snaps.
  3. (intransitive) To attempt to seize or bite with the teeth, beak, etc.
    A dog snaps at a passenger. A fish snaps at the bait.
  4. (intransitive) To attempt to seize with eagerness.
    She snapped at the chance to appear on television.
  5. (intransitive) To speak abruptly or sharply.
  6. (intransitive) To give way abruptly and loudly.
  7. (intransitive) To suffer a mental breakdown, usually while under tension.
    She should take a break before she snaps.
  8. (intransitive) To flash or appear to flash as with light.
  9. (intransitive) To fit or fasten together with a snapping sound.
  10. (intransitive, computing, graphical user interface) To jump to a fixed position relative to another element.
    The floating toolbar will snap to the edge of the screen when dragged towards it.
  11. (transitive) To snatch with or as if with the teeth.
    • He, by playing too often at the mouth of death, has been snapped by it at last.
  12. (transitive) To pull apart with a snapping sound; to pop loose.
  13. (transitive) To say abruptly or sharply.
  14. (transitive, dated) To speak to abruptly or sharply; to treat snappishly; usually with up.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Granville to this entry?)
  15. (transitive) To cause something to emit a snapping sound, especially by closing it rapidly.
    to snap a fastener
    to snap a whip
  16. (transitive) To close something using a snap as a fastener.
  17. (transitive) To snap one’s fingers: to make a snapping sound, often by pressing the thumb and an opposing finger of the same hand together and suddenly releasing the grip so that the finger hits against the palm; alternatively, by bringing the index finger quickly down onto the middle finger and thumb.
  18. (transitive) To cause to move suddenly and smartly.
  19. (transitive) To take a photograph; to release a camera’s shutter (which may make a snapping sound).
  20. (transitive, American football) To put (a football) in play by a backward pass or handoff from its position on the ground; to hike (a football).
    He can snap the ball to a back twenty yards behind him.
  21. To misfire.
    The gun snapped.
  22. (cricket, transitive) To catch out sharply (a batsman who has just snicked a bowled ball).

Derived terms

Translations

Interjection

snap!

  1. The cry used in a game of snap when winning a hand.
  2. (Britain, Australia) By extension from the card game, “I’ve got one the same!”, “Me too!”
    Snap! We’ve both got pink buckets and spades.
  3. (Britain) Ritual utterance of agreement (after the cry in the card game snap).
  4. (Canada, US) Used in place of expletive to express surprise, usually in response to a negative statement or news; often used facetiously.
    “I just ran over your phone with my car.” “Oh, snap!”
  5. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand) Ritual utterance used after something is said by two people at exactly the same time.
    “Wasn’t that John?” “Wasn’t that John?” “Snap!”

Synonyms

  • (used after simultaneous utterance): jinx

Translations

Adjective

snap (not comparable)

  1. (informal, attributive) Done, made, performed, etc., quickly and unexpectedly, or without deliberation.
    • 1889, The Kansas City Medical Index-Lancet, volume 10, issue 8:
      Now I should consider it a very snap judgment or a snap diagnosis for anybody to come into a medical society

Derived terms

  • snap election

See also

  • Snap (game) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

References

  • snap at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • ANPs, NPAS, NSPA, PANs, PNAS, PNAs, Pans, SPAN, naps, pans, span

Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

snap

  1. first-person singular present indicative of snappen
  2. imperative of snappen

Anagrams

  • span

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

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Noun

snap m (genitive singular snaip, plural snapan)

  1. trigger (of a gun)
  2. morsel

Derived terms

  • snapach (having a trigger; that misses fire; that fires; that strikes fast)

Verb

snap (past snap, future snapaidh, verbal noun snapadh, past participle snapta)

  1. pull a trigger
  2. misfire

Derived terms

  • snapaireachd (snapping, snapping sound, as that caused by pulling the trigger of a gun)

References

  • “snap” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.

Spanish

Noun

snap m (plural snaps)

  1. snap (photograph)

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