Definitions for malleability

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mal•le•a•bleˈmæl i ə bəl(adj.)

  1. capable of being extended or shaped, as by hammering or by pressure.

    Category: Metallurgy

  2. adaptable; tractable:

    a malleable personality.

Origin of malleable:

1350–1400; < ML malleābilis=malle(āre) to hammer +-ābilis -able



Princeton's WordNet

  1. malleability, plasticity(noun)

    the property of being physically malleable; the property of something that can be worked or hammered or shaped without breaking


  1. malleability(Noun)

    The quality or state of being malleable.

  2. malleability(Noun)

    The property by virtue of which a material can be extended in all directions without rupture by the application of load; a material's ability to be bent, formed, or shaped without cracking or breaking.

  3. malleability(Noun)

    a property of a cryptographic algorithms in which an adversary can alter a ciphertext such that it decrypts to a related plaintext

Webster Dictionary

  1. Malleability(noun)

    the quality or state of being malleable; -- opposed to friability and brittleness


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