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Malleability vs. Plasticity

Difference Between Malleability and Plasticity

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Malleability

Capable of being shaped or formed, as by hammering or pressure
A malleable metal.
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Plasticity

Capable of being shaped or formed
Plastic material such as clay.
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Malleability

Easily controlled or influenced
"The British [rulers] ... had favoured the brother who struck them as altogether more amiable, a more malleable, more temperate man" (Paul Scott).
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Plasticity

Relating to or dealing with shaping or modeling
The plastic art of sculpture.
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Malleability

Able to adjust to changing circumstances; adaptable
A malleable leader unafraid to compromise.
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Plasticity

Having the qualities of sculpture; well-formed
"the astonishing plastic beauty of the chorus girls" (Frank Harris).
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Malleability

Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs
The malleable rhythms of jazz.
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Plasticity

Giving form or shape to a substance
The plastic forces that create and wear down a mountain range.
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Malleability

The quality or state of being malleable.
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Plasticity

Easily influenced; impressionable
"The plastic mind of the bank clerk had been ... distorted by what he had read" (Rudyard Kipling).
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Malleability

The property by virtue of which a material can be extended in all directions without rupture by the application of load; a material's ability to be bent, formed, or shaped without cracking or breaking.
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Plasticity

Made of a plastic or plastics
A plastic garden hose.
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Malleability

(cryptography) a property of a cryptographic algorithms in which an adversary can alter a ciphertext such that it decrypts to a related plaintext
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Plasticity

(Physics) Capable of undergoing continuous deformation without rupture or relaxation.
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Malleability

The quality or state of being malleable; - opposed to friability and brittleness.
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Plasticity

Capable of building tissue; formative.
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Malleability

The property of being physically malleable; the property of something that can be worked or hammered or shaped under pressure without breaking
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Plasticity

Able to change and adapt, especially by acquiring alternative pathways for sensory perception or motor skills. Used of the central nervous system.
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Plasticity

Marked by artificiality or superficiality
A plastic world of fad, hype, and sensation.
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Plasticity

(Informal) Of or obtained by means of credit cards
Plastic money.
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Plasticity

Any of various organic compounds produced by polymerization, capable of being molded, extruded, cast into various shapes and films, or drawn into filaments used as textile fibers.
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Plasticity

(Informal) A credit card or credit cards
Would accept cash or plastic in payment.
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Plasticity

The quality or state of being plastic.
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Plasticity

(physics) the property of a solid body whereby it undergoes a permanent change in shape or size when subjected to a stress exceeding a particular value (the yield value)
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Plasticity

The quality or state of being plastic.
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Plasticity

Plastic force.
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Plasticity

The property of being physically malleable; the property of something that can be worked or hammered or shaped under pressure without breaking
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