[mal-ee-uh-bil-i-tee] /ˌmæl i əˈbɪl ɪ ti/

the state of being , or capable of being shaped, as by hammering or pressing:
the extreme malleability of gold.
the malleability of an infant’s brain.

1680s, from malleable + -ity.


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