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superplastic

[soo-per-plas-tik] /ˌsu pərˈplæs tɪk/
adjective
1.
(of some metals and alloys) having the capacity to undergo extreme deformation at high temperatures.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; super- + plastic; compare Russian sverkhplastíchnostʾ (1945) superplasticity
Related forms
superplasticity
[soo-per-plas-tis-i-tee] /ˌsu pər plæsˈtɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples from the web for superplastic
  • Moreover, fine grain multi-phase ceramics may show superplastic flow, which improves densification.
  • superplastic transition metal alloys and compounds are predicted from first principles calculations.
British Dictionary definitions for superplastic

superplastic

/ˌsuːpəˈplæstɪk/
adjective
1.
(of a metal, alloy, etc) very easily moulded at high temperatures without fracturing
noun
2.
such a metal, alloy, etc
Derived Forms
superplasticity, noun
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