plasticity

[ pla-stis-i-tee ]
/ plæˈstɪs ɪ ti /

noun

the quality or state of being plastic.
the capability of being molded, receiving shape, or being made to assume a desired form: the plasticity of social institutions; the great plasticity of clay.

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Origin of plasticity

First recorded in 1775–85; plastic + -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM plasticity

non·plas·tic·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for plasticity

plasticity
/ (plæˈstɪsɪtɪ) /

noun

the quality of being plastic or able to be moulded
(in pictorial art) the quality of depicting space and form so that they appear three-dimensional
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