Definition of Malleable

1. Adjective. Easily influenced.

Exact synonyms: Ductile
Similar to: Manipulable, Tractable

2. Adjective. Capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out. "Made of highly tensile steel alloy"
Exact synonyms: Ductile, Pliable, Pliant, Tensile, Tractile
Similar to: Formed
Derivative terms: Ductility, Malleability, Pliability, Pliancy, Pliantness

Definition of Malleable

1. a. Capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers; -- applied to metals.

Definition of Malleable

1. Adjective. Able to be hammered into thin sheets; capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers. ¹

2. Adjective. (''metaphorical'') Flexible, liable to change. ¹

3. Adjective. (cryptography of an algorithm) in which an adversary can alter a ciphertext such that it decrypts to a related plaintext ¹

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Definition of Malleable

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Malleable

1. Capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers; applied to metals. Malleable iron, iron that is capable of extension or of being shaped under the hammer; decarbonised cast iron. See Iron. Malleable iron castings, 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. Origin: F. Malleable, fr. LL. Malleare to hammer. See Malleate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Malleable

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mall ninjas
mall rat
mall rats
mall walking
malleable (current term)
mallear fold
mallear prominence
mallear stripe

Literary usage of Malleable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Section Through Fire-Bpx of Air Furnace for malleable Castings influences ... Five to 10 per cent of steel may be added, also malleable scrap, if necessary. ..."

2. Materials of Construction: Their Manufacture and Properties by Adelbert Philo Mills (1922)
"malleable Cast Iron as a Material of Engineering Construction. malleable cast iron has no important applications as a purely structural material, ..."

3. Johnson's Materials of Construction by John Butler Johnson, Morton Owen Withey, James Aston (1919)
"tion of the temper carbon, which makes the net shrinkage of malleable cast iron about ... malleable castings are in general somewhat smoother and freer from ..."

4. The Metallography and Heat Treatment of Iron and Steel by Albert Sauveur (1918)
"malleable Cast Iron. — From the foregoing description of the nature and manufacture of malleable cast-iron castings it is evident that gray cast iron and ..."

5. The Metallurgy of Iron and Steel by Bradley Stoughton (1911)
"XIII malleable CAST IRON malleable cast iron has physical properties between gray iron and steel castings. Its tensile strength will vary between 40000 and ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"assailed as Dull and roid, as against the general creditors of the Moline malleable Iron Works, upon the following grounds: "First. ..."

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