malleability

noun
mal·​lea·​bil·​i·​ty | \ ˌma-lē-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce malleability (audio) , ˌmal-yə-, ˌma-lə- \

Definition of malleability

: the quality or state of being malleable: such as
a : capability of being shaped or extended by hammering, forging, etc. the malleability of tin
b : capability of being influenced or altered by external forces The malleability of memory … is the first reason why autobiographies should be taken with a grain of salt.— Judith Rich Harris

First Known Use of malleability

1644, in the meaning defined above

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“Malleability.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malleability. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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