[ pla-stis-i-tee ]
/ plæˈstɪs ɪ ti /


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.

Origin of plasticity

First recorded in 1775–85; plastic + -ity

Related forms

non·plas·tic·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for plasticity


/ (plæˈstɪsɪtɪ) /


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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