Definition of plasticity in English:

plasticity

Syllabification: plas·tic·i·ty
Pronunciation: /plaˈstisitē
 
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noun

  • 1The quality of being easily shaped or molded.
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    • Selection experiments have even targeted the degree of phenotypic plasticity of particular traits.
    • Such a description should include reference to the particle size distribution of the soil, plasticity, colour, texture, and mineral composition.
    • The hydrodynamic effect makes more probable the induction of plasticity after calcium ions flow in.
  • 1.1 Biology The adaptability of an organism to changes in its environment or differences between its various habitats.
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    • This plasticity allows an organism to adjust continually to changing daylength as the seasons of the year progress.
    • Alliaria petiolata displays plasticity to varied habitat conditions including levels of shading.
    • Such dynamic conditions require plasticity in behavior as a means of tracking environmental change.

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