non-ductile


non-ductile

adjective

  1. capable of being hammered out thin, as certain metals; malleable.
  2. capable of being drawn out into wire or threads, as gold.
  3. able to undergo change of form without breaking.
  4. capable of being molded or shaped; plastic.

adjective

  1. (of a metal, such as gold or copper) able to be drawn out into wire
  2. able to be moulded; pliant; plastic
  3. easily led or influenced; tractable

adj.mid-14c., from Old French ductile or directly from Latin ductilis “that may be led or drawn,” from past participle of ducere “to lead” (see duke (n.)). Related: Ductility. adj.

  1. Easily molded or shaped.

  1. 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. Compare brittle malleable.
  2. 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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