Ductile meaning

dŭktəl, -tīl
Capable of being pulled or stretched into thin wire by mechanical force without breaking.
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Easily drawn into wire or hammered thin.

Ductile metals.

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The definition of ductile is easily stretched out without breaking.

An example of something ductile is Play Doh.

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Easily molded or shaped.
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Capable of being readily persuaded or influenced; tractable.

A ductile young mind.

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That can be stretched, drawn, or hammered thin without breaking; not brittle.
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Easily molded; plastic; pliant.
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Easily led; tractable.
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Easily stretched without breaking or lowering in material strength. Gold is relatively ductile at room temperature, and most metals become more ductile with increasing temperature.
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Relating to rock or other materials that are capable of withstanding a certain amount of force by changing form before fracturing or breaking.
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Molded easily into a new form.
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(rare) Led easily; prone to follow.
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Origin of ductile

  • Middle English ductil from Old French from Latin ductilis from ductus past participle of dūcere to lead deuk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French, from Latin ductilis (“easily led”).

    From Wiktionary