One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The term ‘plastic’ has nothing to do with polymers, but refers to the plasticity or ductility of aluminum when processed under certain high temperature conditions.’
- ‘Silver is well known as a bright white metal (when untarnished) exhibiting a high degree of malleability and ductility.’
- ‘There is scientific evidence that this will increase tissue elasticity and ductility, and reduce the frequency of injuries directly related to the stretching itself.’
- ‘It is impossible to measure their bulk properties, such as color, malleability, ductility, melting and boiling points, and densities.’
- ‘The resulting material has six times the strength of unprocessed copper yet retains most of the metal's characteristic ductility, or stretchiness.’
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