Simple Definition of hardness
: the quality or state of being hard
Full Definition of hardness
1 : the quality or state of being hard
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
the hardness of a diamond
The wood's hardness makes it suitable for carving.
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of hardness
before 12th century
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