Ductility



[duhk-tl, -til] /ˈdʌk tl, -tɪl/

adjective
1.
capable of being hammered out thin, as certain metals; malleable.
2.
capable of being drawn out into wire or threads, as gold.
3.
able to undergo change of form without breaking.
4.
capable of being molded or shaped; plastic.
/ˈdʌktaɪl/
adjective
1.
(of a metal, such as gold or copper) able to be drawn out into wire
2.
able to be moulded; pliant; plastic
3.
easily led or influenced; tractable
adj.

mid-14c., from Old French ductile or directly from Latin ductilis “that may be led or drawn,” from past participle of ducere “to lead” (see duke (n.)). Related: Ductility.

ductile duc·tile (dŭk’təl, -tīl’)
adj.
Easily molded or shaped.
ductile
(dŭk’təl)

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