What is hardening?

  • (noun): The act of making something harder (firmer or tighter or more compact).
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Hardening

Hardening means making a material, particularly a metal, physically harder, and includes particular cases such as:

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Hardening
... Hardening means making a material, particularly a metal, physically harder, and includes particular cases such as Hardening (metallurgy), the strengthening of metal alloys by heat ...
Target Hardening
... Target hardening, also referred to simply as hardening when made clear by the context, is a term used by police officers, those working in security, and the ... In terms of home security, target hardening may also be referred to as crime prevention through environmental design ... However, for a business, taking target hardening too far can send the wrong message out to potential customers ...
Strain Hardening Exponent
... The strain hardening exponent (also called strain hardening index), noted as n, is a materials constant which is used in calculations for stress-strain behavior in work hardening ... The value of the strain hardening exponent lies between 0 and 1 ...
Sclerosis (medicine)
... of fatty materials, such as cholesterol, in the arteries which causes hardening ... Lichen sclerosus, a disease hardening and connecting flesh of the vagina of women and the penis of men ... Primary sclerosing cholangitis, a hardening of the bile duct by scarring and repeated inflammation ...
Diffusion Hardening - Types
... Diffusion hardening can be done in many different ways to achieve different hardnesses and different surface finishes on metal parts ... Some of the different diffusion hardening operations include Carburizing, Nitriding, Carbonitriding, Nitrocarburizing, Boriding, Titanium-carbon diffusion, and Toyota diffusion ... While diffusion hardening is performed mainly on steel parts and carbon is mainly the element used for diffusion, diffusion hardening can also be performed with other diffusion elements and with ...

More definitions of "hardening":

  • (noun): The process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization.
    Example: "The hardening of concrete"
    Synonyms: solidifying, solidification, set, curing
  • (noun): Abnormal hardening or thickening of tissue.

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    With sixty staring me in the face, I have developed inflammation of the sentence structure and definite hardening of the paragraphs.
    James Thurber (1894–1961)