Brinell hardness

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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

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“Brinell hardness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Brinell%20hardness. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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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

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