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malleability

[mal-ee-uh-bil-i-tee]
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noun
  1. the state of being malleable, or capable of being shaped, as by hammering or pressing: the extreme malleability of gold.
  2. adaptability: the malleability of an infant's brain.
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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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n.

1680s, from malleable + -ity.

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