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Strength
The ability to withstand forces without breaking. For example the rope in a tug-of-war resists pulling forces. A bridge supports resist squashing forces.
Hardness
The ability to withstand scratching, rubbing, denting.
Plasticity
If a material can change shape permanently, without breaking or crakcing, it's said to have good plastic qualities.
Brittleness
Materials can not withstand much stretching before breaking.
Toughness
This is the opposite of brittle. IT can absorb impacts without breaking or snapping.
Durability
It can withstand repeated use. It can withstand wear and tear and corrosion.