Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That property of solid bodies, particularly metals, which renders them capable of being extended by drawing, with correlative diminution of their thickness or diameter, without any actual fracture or separation of parts. On this property the wire drawing of metals depends. It is greatest in gold and least in lead. Dr. Wollaston succeeded in obtaining a wire of platinum only
of an inch in diameter.
- n. Flexibility; adjustability; ready compliance.
- n. physics Ability of a material to be drawn out longitudinally to a reduced section without fracture under the action of a tensile force.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The property of a metal which allows it to be drawn into wires or filaments.
- n. Tractableness; pliableness.
- n. the malleability of something that can be drawn into threads or wires or hammered into thin sheets
- From ductile + -ity. (Wiktionary)
“Silver has always been selected for the better household utensils, not only on account of its beauty, but also because of its ductility, which is desirable in making larger vessels; its value, too, is less than that of gold, so that articles which would be quite out of the reach of most householders, if made in gold, become very available in silver.”
“Commonly, the term "ductility" is used to refer to both concepts, as they are very similar.”
“ductility," the ability to adapt to high-pressure loads.”
“The weight, ductility and imperishability of gold, for example, have underpinned its status as a substance of beauty, value and permanence since antiquity.”
“Our three North American automotive continuous-annealing lines, as well as some of our continuous-galvanizing lines, are capable of making the third-generation advanced high-strength steels that exhibit tensile strengths over 1,000 Megapascals with good ductility," says Blake Zuidema , director for automotive production applications at ArcelorMittal.”
“These composites combine the ductility, fracture toughness and plasticity of conventional metals with the high strength of pure BMG.”
“To resist heat checking, die materials should have a low coefficient of thermal expansion, high thermal conductivity, high hot yield strength, good temper softening resistance, high creep strength, and adequate ductility.”
“The ductility of the columns—that is, their ability to deform under stress without breaking—and the asymmetrical layout of the shear walls, which are meant to resist horizontal force, were found to have not met the building standards of the day, it said.”
“Like the 7-series, the Ghost is a steel-bodied car with the approximate ductility of a submarine hatch.”
“Silicon-aluminum alloys tend to have relatively low strength and ductility, so other metals, especially magnesium and copper, are often added to improve strength.”
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