Elasticity in economics : "Elasticity is a general concept which basically means how sensitive one quantity is with respect to some other quantity." (this is from an answer here), so it's like how far the demand can get when the price changes. While elasticity in physics seems to be quite the opposite "elasticity is the ability of a body to resist a distorting influence and to return to its original size and shape when that influence or force is removed." (from wikipedia)
Do they seem to you opposite ? Or is the concept of resistivity vs. sensitivity is absent in the economics definition ?
I think we should drop the concept of how difficult or how easy it is for the demand to follow the price. It should be just a measurement but in this case we should also use another term instead of elasticity. Agree ?
The reason I'm asking is that I find it odd to have kind of opposite meanings in different fields of science.