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ductility vs. malleability

[ duhk-til-i-tee ]
  1. the capacity to undergo a change of physical form without breaking; malleability or flexibility: High ductility and very low hardness made gold easy to work using primitive techniques.
[ mal-ee-uh-bil-i-tee ]
  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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