superplastic

[ soo-per-plas-tik ]
/ ˌsu pərˈplæs tɪk /

adjective

(of some metals and alloys) having the capacity to undergo extreme deformation at high temperatures.

Nearby words

  1. superpatriot,
  2. superphone,
  3. superphosphate,
  4. superphylum,
  5. superphysical,
  6. superport,
  7. superpose,
  8. superposition,
  9. superposition principle,
  10. superpower

Origin of superplastic

1945–50; super- + plastic; compare Russian sverkhplastíchnostʾ (1945) superplasticity

Related formssu·per·plas·tic·i·ty [soo-per-plas-tis-i-tee] /ˌsu pər plæsˈtɪs ɪ ti/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for superplastic

superplastic

/ (ˌsuːpəˈplæstɪk) /

adjective

(of a metal, alloy, etc) very easily moulded at high temperatures without fracturing

noun

such a metal, alloy, etc
Derived Formssuperplasticity, noun

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