(countable and uncountable, plural plasticities)
Plasticity is the flexibility or ability to bend of an object.
An example of plasticity is how much you can move around a piece of silly putty.
plasticity - Medical Definition
The ability to change and adapt, especially the ability of the central nervous system to acquire alternative pathways for sensory perception or motor skills.
- Nothing better shows the plasticity of her character than the ease with which she adapted herself to this sudden change.
- Tresca show that the plasticity of certain metals at least goes considerably farther than had before been supposed.
- This plasticity is, however, itself hereditary.
- Pure lead isa feebly lustrous bluishwhite metal, endowed with a characteristically high degree of softness and plasticity, and almost entirely devoid of elasticity.
- Closely related to the structure of metals is their degree of "plasticity" (susceptibility of being constrained into new forms without breach of continuity).