how to distinguish elastic from bouncy ?
Sep 30, 2012 12:42 PM
Answers · 2
Elastic means that I can stretch something and change its shape a great deal without breaking it or tearing it apart. Bouncy means that something would regain it shape quickly after having its shape changed, thus making it bounce better. It would be elastic, but in a special way. If something is elastic, it would not necessarily bounce. In fact, if I tried to bounce something that was very elastic, it just might flatten out when it hit a surface and not bounce at all.
September 30, 2012
While both 'elastic' and 'bouncy' have a similar quality about them of being supple 'bouncy' also means tending to bounce (an object) or being lively personality wise, but elastic doesn't.
September 30, 2012
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