the capacity to undergo a change of physical form without breaking; malleability or flexibility:High ductility and very low hardness made gold easy to work using primitive techniques.
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- non·duc·til·i·ty, noun
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How to use ductility in a sentence
Then, no doubt, Gwynne would have his way in most things, and she already felt the stirrings of mere female ductility.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Gold has the greatest ductility, and in wires of equal diameters, it has the greatest tenacity, of all the metals.
Adamant and steel have a ductility like water, to a mind sufficiently bold and contemplative.Caleb Williams | William Godwin
This increases the hardness to a high degree and adds strength without much decrease in ductility.Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Cutting | Harold P. Manly
In addition, they have enough ductility to accommodate the expansion of the pavement due to temperature changes.American Rural Highways | T. R. Agg