from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Easily drawn into wire or hammered thin: ductile metals.
- adj. Easily molded or shaped. See Synonyms at malleable.
- adj. Capable of being readily persuaded or influenced; tractable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Capable of being pulled or stretched into thin wire by mechanical force without breaking.
- adj. Molded easily into a new form.
- adj. Led easily; prone to follow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Easily led; tractable; complying; yielding to motives, persuasion, or instruction.
- adj. Capable of being elongated or drawn out, as into wire or threads.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Susceptible of being led or drawn; tractable; complying; yielding to persuasion or instruction: as, the ductile mind of youth; a ductile people.
- Flexible; pliable.
- Capable of being drawn out into wire or threads: as, gold is the most ductile of the metals.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. easily influenced
- adj. capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
"That can actually trigger a phenomenon we know as ductile failure," Dr Fusseis said.
426 MO ESHANI: Well, Anderson, you know, structural engineers, we usually design buildings so that if they are going to fail, they would fail in a mode that we call a ductile mode of failure and basically, in that mode, the members would sag and deflect a lot so that they would give plenty of warning before the failure.
In addition, aluminum is ductile, that is, it can be drawn into wires or pressed into sheets or foil.
Grasping her prey with her legs and jaws, in another moment the wriggling body is passive in her grasp, subdued by the potent anæsthetic of her sting -- a hypodermic injection which instantly produces the semblance of death in its insect victim, reducing all the vital functions to the point of dissolution, and then holds them suspended -- literally prolongs life, it would sometimes seem, even beyond its normal duration -- by a process which I might call ductile equation.
roomservice taco, you said gold is ductile aka. malleable ... anon 1:31 can only read in phonetics so he/she saw "Duct Tile" and viola, one funny comment
It is also ductile, meaning it can be drawn into wire.
First, it is ductile, meaning it is extremely hard to break and naturally returns to its original shape.
He writes "ductile" to say that when he flings his thread everywhere in search for security, he brings in different beliefs and religions.
'ductile' in speaking of dead clay, and Duke, Doge, or leader, in speaking of living clay.
In a BMG composite the BMG is the matrix and a ductile crystalline-phase is the reinforcement material.