malleability

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malleability (countable and uncountable, plural malleabilities)

  1. The quality or state of being malleable.
  2. The property by virtue of which a material can be extended in all directions without rupture by the application of load; a material's ability to be bent, formed, or shaped without cracking or breaking.
  3. (cryptography) a property of a cryptographic algorithms in which an adversary can alter a ciphertext such that it decrypts to a related plaintext

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Last modified on 11 January 2014, at 02:06