Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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creep

A change in the dimensions of a material which takes place with time when the material is under constant load, following the initial "instantaneous" elastic rapid deformation. Creep at room temperature is sometimes called "cold flow." (42 , 309 )




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