Definition of ductility:
- willingness (part of speech: noun)
In subjecting the pieces cut from the seam- rips to a dull red heat, and then allowing them to cool slowly in sawdust, the writer found that the fibrous character of the iron appeared again, and renewed testing showed that the ductility and tensile strength were restored.- "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
- "Chopin: The Man and His Music", James Huneker.
11. By taking proper advantage of the ductility of childhood, intelligent parents and judicious teachers may exercise over the studies, opinions, and habits of youth a strong and salutary control; and it will seldom be found in experience, that those who have been early taught to consider grammatical learning as worthy and manly, will change their opinion in after life.- "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.