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Old June 17, 2012, 03:57 PM   #20
SHR970
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Ductility and malleability are not always coextensive – for instance, while gold is both ductile and malleable, lead is only malleable.

Rich, Jack C. (1988). The Materials and Methods of Sculpture. Courier Dover Publications. p. 129. ISBN 0-486-25742-8.

malleable (ml--bl)
Capable of great deformation without breaking, when subject to compressive stress.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/malleable

ductile (dktl)
1. Easily stretched without breaking or lowering in material strength.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ductile

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