From L. plasticus, from Gk. plastikos "that may be molded, pertaining to molding," from plassein "to mold."
Šukâyand, literally "moldable," from šuk, contraction of šuka (Dehxodâ) "a mold in which ingots are cast" + âyand agent noun form of âmadan "to come; to become," → elastic.
Fr.: déformation plastique
Fr.: substance plastique
The property which enables a material to be → deformed permanently without → rupture during the application of a → force. An → elastic material becomes plastic above its → yield point. See also → elasticity, → ductility.