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STRESS Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

1. Engineering. Force or load per unit area which will cause deformation of the body it is acting on. See strain. 2. Psychology. (1) As the cause that can lead to a breakdown. (2) As an affect that an organism used to attempt to cope with stressor demands.


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