What is tempered?

  • (adj): Made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment.
    Example: "A sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass"
    Synonyms: treated, hardened, toughened
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on tempered:

Screw - Mechanical Classifications - Metric
... cold worked 5–24 75 ... B82–95 Class 8.8 Medium carbon steel quench and tempered Under 16 (inc.) 120. 17–72 96. 830 ...

More definitions of "tempered":

  • (adj): Adjusted or attuned by adding a counterbalancing element.
    Example: "Criticism tempered with kindly sympathy"

Famous quotes containing the word tempered:

    The generation of women before us who rushed to fill the corporate ranks altered our expectations of what working motherhood could be, tempered our ambition, and exploded the supermom myth many of us held dear.
    Melinda M. Marshall (20th century)

    To be a good actor ... it is necessary to have a firmly tempered soul, to be surprised at nothing, to resume each minute the laborious task that has barely just been finished.
    Sarah Bernhardt (1845–1923)

    Never durst poet touch a pen to write
    Until his ink were tempered with love’s sighs.
    O then his lines would ravish savage ears,
    And plant in tyrants mild humility.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)