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hardness

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noun hard·ness \-nəs\

Simple Definition of hardness

  • : the quality or state of being hard

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hardness

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being hard

  2. 2 a :  the cohesion of the particles on the surface of a mineral as determined by its capacity to scratch another or be itself scratched — compare mohs' scale b :  resistance of metal to indentation under a static load or to scratching

Examples of hardness in a sentence

  1. the hardness of a diamond

  2. The wood's hardness makes it suitable for carving.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of hardness

before 12th century



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