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malleability

[mal-ee-uh-bil-i-tee] /ˌmæl i əˈbɪl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the state of being malleable, or capable of being shaped, as by hammering or pressing:
the extreme malleability of gold.
2.
adaptability:
the malleability of an infant's brain.
Also, malleableness.
Related forms
nonmalleability, noun
nonmalleableness, noun
unmalleability, noun
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  • He argues that our mental malleability has turned us into servants of technology, our circuits reprogrammed by our gadgets.
  • Theoretically, the degree of malleability has to be full to materialise this condition.
  • But the malleability of digitized images has cast doubt on the credibility of those same photographs.
  • Its extraordinary genetic malleability has left it wide open to large-scale manipulation.
  • The malleability runs along a spectrum, and is a matter of hue as well as intensity.
  • His pure choirboy tenor and open face suggest infinite malleability.
  • Its malleability and adaptability to present mores make it prime revival fodder.
  • What is more, communism presumes malleability as well.
  • Gives examples of the malleability of trial evidence.
Word Origin and History for malleability
n.

1680s, from malleable + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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