hardness

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noun hard·ness \ˈhärd-nəs\

Definition of hardness

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being hard

  2. 2a :  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' scaleb :  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


HARDNESS Defined for English Language Learners

hardness

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noun hard·ness \ˈhärd-nəs\

Definition of hardness for English Language Learners

  • : the quality or state of being hard



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