spring constant

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spring constant (plural spring constants)

  1. (physics) A characteristic of a spring which is defined as the ratio of the force affecting the spring to the displacement caused by it.

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Usually denoted with the letter "k" in formulae, as in the formula F = k·x, where "F" is the force applied and "x" is the displacement.

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