malleability


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mal·le·a·ble

 (măl′ē-ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Capable of being shaped or formed, as by hammering or pressure: a malleable metal.
2. Easily controlled or influenced: "The British [rulers] ... had favoured the brother who struck them as altogether more amiable, a more malleable, more temperate man" (Paul Scott).
3.
a. Able to adjust to changing circumstances; adaptable: a malleable leader unafraid to compromise.
b. Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs: the malleable rhythms of jazz.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin malleābilis, from malleāre, to hammer, from Latin malleus, hammer; see melə- in Indo-European roots.]

mal′le·a·bil′i·ty, mal′le·a·ble·ness n.
mal′le·a·bly adv.
Synonyms: malleable, ductile, plastic, pliable, pliant
These adjectives mean capable of being shaped, bent, or drawn out: malleable metals such as gold and silver; ductile copper; a plastic substance such as wax; soaked the leather to make it pliable; pliant molten glass.
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malleability

the property of a substance that makes it capable of being extended or shaped by hammering or by pressure from rollers. — malleable, adj.
See also: Materials, Properties of
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malleability - the property of being physically malleablemalleability - the property of being physically malleable; the property of something that can be worked or hammered or shaped without breaking
physical property - any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
ductileness, ductility - the malleability of something that can be drawn into threads or wires or hammered into thin sheets
flexibility, flexibleness - the property of being flexible; easily bent or shaped
unmalleability - a lack of malleability
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malleability

noun
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Translations
maleabilitate

malleability

[ˌmælɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ] Nmaleabilidad f
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malleability

nFormbarkeit f; (of clay, wax also)Geschmeidigkeit f
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