Definition of Ductile

1. Adjective. Easily influenced.

Exact synonyms: Malleable
Similar to: Manipulable, Tractable

2. Adjective. Capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out. "Made of highly tensile steel alloy"
Exact synonyms: Malleable, Pliable, Pliant, Tensile, Tractile
Similar to: Formed
Derivative terms: Ductility, Malleability, Pliability, Pliancy, Pliantness

Definition of Ductile

1. a. Easily led; tractable; complying; yielding to motives, persuasion, or instruction; as, a ductile people.

Definition of Ductile

1. Adjective. Capable of being pulled or stretched into thin wire by mechanical force without breaking. ¹

2. Adjective. Molded easily into a new form. ¹

3. Adjective. (rare) Led easily; prone to follow. ¹

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Definition of Ductile

1. easily molded or shaped [adj]

Medical Definition of Ductile

1. Denoting the property of a material that allows it to be bent, drawn out (as a wire), or otherwise deformed without breaking. Origin: L. Ductilis, capable of being led or drawn (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ductile

duct gland
duct of bulbourethral gland
duct of epididymis
duct of sweat glands
duct papilloma
duct tape
ductal aneurysm
ductal carcinoma
ductal carcinoma in situ
ductal hyperplasia
ductal papilloma
ducted fan
ductile (current term)
ductile iron
ductless gland
ductless glands

Literary usage of Ductile

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1. Strength of Materials by Arthur Morley (1908)
"During ductile extension, a material generally shows a certain degree of ... Tensile Strain of ductile Metals.—If a ductile metal be subjected to a ..."

2. The Structure and Properties of the More Common Materials of Construction by George Burr Upton (1915)
"CHAPTER IV TENSION LOADING OF ductile MATERIALS 39. The ductile materials of engineering are all metals. They include wrought iron, steels, copper and the ..."

3. Theory of Structures by Arthur Morley (1912)
"During ductile extension, a material generally shows a certain degree of ... Tensile Strain of ductile Metals.—If a ductile metal be subjected to a ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1918)
"Since the discovery, by this laboratory, of methods for producing these metals in ductile form, their use as resistance elements in the research laboratory ..."

5. An Elementary Treatise on the Mathematical Theory of Perfectly Elastic by William John Ibbetson (1887)
"A " perfectly ductile " material possesses perfect elasticity of bulk under all compressions and under all dilatations short of the limit of tenacity. ..."

6. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1866)
"The platinum thus obtained is nearly pure, and very ductile aud malleable. An alloy of platinum, iridium, and rhodium, better adapted for some purposes than ..."

7. A Practical Treatise on Hydraulic and Water-supply Engineering: Relating to by John Thomas Fanning (1877)
"Formulas of Thickness for ductile Pipes.— Ordinarily, for ductile pipes, such as lead, brass, welded iron, etc., an allowance of from 200 to 300 feet head ..."

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