Definitions for "Tear Resistance"
Keywords:  nick, specimen, flaw, kilonewton, psi
The force required to tear completely across a specifically nicked rubber test specimen or right angle test specimen, by elongating at a specific rate.
The ability of a material to resist the enlargement of a nick or cut, when tension is applied to the damaged specimen. Normally, this is expressed as "pounds per inch thickness".
The ability of a tape to resist tearing.
A measurement of fabric strength. Also, a property imparted by using "ripstop" yarns in close woven fabrics.