Bri|nell hardness


Bri|nell hardness
Bri|nell hardness «brih NEHL»,
the relative hardness of a metal, determined by pressing a steel ball under a given pressure into the substance under test.
[< J. A. Brinell, 1849-1925, Swedish engineer, who devised the test for it]

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