What does ductility mean?

ductility meaning in General Dictionary

The property of a metal allowing that it is attracted into wires or filaments

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  • the malleability of something which could be attracted into threads or cables or hammered into thin sheets
  • The property of a metal allowing it to be drawn into cables or filaments.
  • Tractableness; pliableness.

ductility meaning in Business Dictionary

Ability of a material (such a metal or asphalt concrete) to endure permanent deformation through elongation (lowering of cross-sectional location) or bending at room-temperature without fracturing. Opposite of brittleness.


ductility meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The house of a metal that allows that it is attracted into wires or filaments.

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  • (n.) Tractableness; pliableness.

Sentence Examples with the word ductility

Troostite and Sorbite, indeed, seem to be chiefly very finely divided mixtures of ferrite and cementite, and it is probably because of this fineness that sorbitic steel has its remarkable combination of strength and elasticity with ductility which fits it for resisting severe vibratory and other dynamic stresses, such as those to which rails and shafting are exposed.

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