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Brinell hardness

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The relative hardness of metals and alloys, determined by forcing a steel ball into a test piece under standard conditions and measuring the surface area of the resulting indentation.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Johan August Brinell, (1849–1925), Swedish engineer.]

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