Shear-stress meaning

Stress resulting from the application of opposing forces parallel to a cross-sectional area of a body.
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A form of stress that subjects an object to which force is applied to skew , tending to cause shear strain. For example, shear stress on a block of wood would arise by fixing one end and applying force to this other; this would tend to change the block's shape from a rectangle to a parallelogram.
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(physics) The component of stress that causes parallel layers of a material to move relative to each other in their own planes.
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