Definition of ductile in English:

ductile

Syllabification: duc·tile
Pronunciation: /ˈdəktl, -ˌtīl
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

ductility

Pronunciation: /dəkˈtilitē/
noun
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  • The term ‘plastic’ has nothing to do with polymers, but refers to the plasticity or ductility of aluminum when processed under certain high temperature conditions.
  • There is scientific evidence that this will increase tissue elasticity and ductility, and reduce the frequency of injuries directly related to the stretching itself.
  • The resulting material has six times the strength of unprocessed copper yet retains most of the metal's characteristic ductility, or stretchiness.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'malleable'): from Latin ductilis, from duct- 'led', from the verb ducere.

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