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Definition of "ductility" [duc•til•i•ty]

  • Ability of a material to be drawn out longitudinally to a reduced section without fracture under the action of a tensile force. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "ductility" in a sentence
  • "Silver has always been selected for the better household utensils, not only on account of its beauty, but also because of its ductility, which is desirable in making larger vessels; its value, too, is less than that of gold, so that articles which would be quite out of the reach of most householders, if made in gold, become very available in silver."
  • "Commonly, the term "ductility" is used to refer to both concepts, as they are very similar."
  • ""ductility," the ability to adapt to high-pressure loads."