malleability

[mal-ee-uh-bil-i-tee]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. mallarmé,
  2. mallarmé, stéphane,
  3. mallcore,
  4. malle,
  5. malle, louis,
  6. malleable,
  7. malleable cast iron,
  8. malleable iron,
  9. malleablize,
  10. malleate

Sometimes mal·le·a·ble·ness.

Related formsnon·mal·le·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·mal·le·a·ble·ness, nounun·mal·le·a·bil·i·ty, noun

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Word Origin and History for malleability

malleability

n.

1680s, from malleable + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper