- the state of being malleable, or capable of being shaped, as by hammering or pressing: the extreme malleability of gold.
- adaptability: the malleability of an infant's brain.
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Examples from the Web for malleability
A hearty reminder of the power, malleability, and deep playfulness of the novel form.Pulitzer Winner Jennifer Egan’s PEN Festival Book Bag
April 23, 2012
Wang was unafraid to examine the malleability of identity, to play with the “Asian-American” label.Straight to Video
October 27, 2008
Silver ranks next to gold in point of ductility and malleability.The Silversmith's Handbook
George E. Gee
It whitens them by its union, and destroys their malleability.Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed.
Pierre Joseph Macquer
On the other hand, their malleability, ductility, and power of resisting oxygen is generally diminished.
Its malleability is so remarkable that it may be beaten out into leaves not exceeding 1⁄52900 inch in thickness.
And the faith in the malleability of glass has had its martyrology as well as faith in graver things.
Word Origin and History for malleability
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