from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Capable of being shaped or formed, as by hammering or pressure.
- adjective Easily controlled or influenced.
- adjective Able to adjust to changing circumstances; adaptable.
- adjective Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Capable of being shaped or extended by beating or rolling; capable of extension by hammering; reducible to a laminated form by beating, as gold, which may be beaten into leaves (gold-foil) of extreme thinness; hence, capable of being shaped by outside influence; yielding. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers; -- applied to metals.
- adjective Capable of being influenced to behave as desired; tractable; -- used mostly of children.
- adjective iron that is capable of extension or of being shaped under the hammer; decarbonized cast iron. See under
- adjective articles cast from pig iron and made malleable by heating then for several days in the presence of some substance, as hematite, which deprives the cast iron of some of its carbon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Able to be
hammeredinto thin sheets; capable of being extendedor shapedby beatingwith a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers.
- adjective metaphorical
Flexible, liableto change.
- adjective cryptography, of an algorithm in which an adversary can alter a
ciphertextsuch that it decryptsto a related plaintext
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
- adjective easily influenced
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
"I consider it more what I call malleable cinema than interactive," Coppola said.
Belief in malleable intelligence is no free lunch - it could easily lead students to waste years of their lives trying and failing.
Thus, I suspect that students with who believe in malleable intelligence are more likely to go to graduate school despite low test scores.
Textured as in malleable play-doh Eric Bana types?
Hamsaya relationships between patrons and clients were and remain malleable but strong in Afghan society.
It is, I think, by accident that he hints at Michael's suggestible nature by referring to his "malleable ear".
It has already been explained that human nature is the set of dispositions and capacities to believe, desire and act and, as Reid knowledges, that morality can only be focused on those that are malleable, that is sensitive to the environment these occur in, what else are the means to effect this "human nature" than is via the social forces as a key part of this environment?
They are infinitely malleable, which is their greatest power and their greatest weakness.
All in all, just the Newt's way of working the media so that if he doesn't get another chance at further damaging our country with political partisanship and using Sarah's coattail to get there he'll send Sarah as the substitue "malleable" obstructionist - scary indeed.
Are people with this kind of malleable opinion and political cynicism what we want in the Presidency?