Brinell hardness

noun
Bri·​nell hardness | \ brə-ˈnel- How to pronounce Brinell hardness (audio) \

Definition of Brinell hardness

: the hardness of a metal or alloy measured by hydraulically pressing a hard ball under a standard load into the specimen

First Known Use of Brinell hardness

circa 1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Brinell hardness

Johann A. Brinell †1925 Swedish engineer

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Brinell hardness

Statistics for Brinell hardness

Time Traveler for Brinell hardness

The first known use of Brinell hardness was circa 1905

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for Brinell hardness

Brinell hardness

noun
Bri·​nell hardness | \ brə-ˌnel- How to pronounce Brinell hardness (audio) \

Medical Definition of Brinell hardness

: the hardness of a metal or alloy measured by hydraulically pressing a hard ball under a standard load into the specimen

Comments on Brinell hardness

What made you want to look up Brinell hardness? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not being in agreement or harmony

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Confusing Words—A Quiz

  • alice with tweedle dee and tweedle dum
  • I invented a brand new toaster robot and ______ it "Sir Toasts-a-Lot."
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!