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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The property of being malleable; capability of being shaped or permanently extended by pressure, as by hammering or rolling, without losing coherence or continuity; the property of being susceptible of extension by beating or rolling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality or state of being malleable.
  • noun 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.
  • noun cryptography a property of a cryptographic algorithms in which an adversary can alter a ciphertext such that it decrypts to a related plaintext

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the property of being physically malleable; the property of something that can be worked or hammered or shaped without breaking

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