duc·​til·​i·​ty ˌdək-ˈti-lə-tē How to pronounce ductility (audio)
: the quality or state of being ductile
especially : the ability of a material to have its shape changed (as by being drawn out into wire or thread) without losing strength or breaking
When certain alloys are added to metal, hardness and strength can be improved without decreasing the ductility. Daniel A. Brandt

Word History

First Known Use

1644, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ductility was in 1644

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“Ductility.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ductility. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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