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Definition of the noun tempering

What does tempering mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: temperings

  1. hardening something by heat treatment
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of tempering: annealing
    • more generic word: hardening = the act of making something harder

Definition of the adjective tempering

What does tempering mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. moderating by making more temperate

Explanation

Tempering is a process of heat treating, which is used to increase the toughness of iron-based alloys. Tempering is usually performed after hardening, to reduce some of the excess hardness, and is done by heating the metal to some temperature below the critical point for a certain period of time, then allowing it to cool in still air. The exact temperature determines the amount of hardness removed, and depends on both the specific composition of the alloy and on the desired properties in the finished product. For instance, very hard tools are often tempered at low temperatures, while springs are tempered to much higher temperatures. In glass, tempering is performed by heating the glass and then quickly cooling the surface, increasing the toughness.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Tempering

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Google previewEncyclopedia and Handbook of Materials, Parts and Finishes, Third Edition (2016)

by Mel Schwartz

In temper embrittlement, the steel is usually tempered at a relatively high temperature, producing lower strength and hardness, and embrittlement occurs upon slow cooling after tempering and during service at temperatures within the ...

Google previewThe New Dictionary of Farrier Terms 2. 7. 2-PB (2009)

by Dave Millwater

Tempering is done to achieve the ideal balance of hardness (the ability to resist bending and wear) and toughness (the ability to resist breaking or chipping when flexed or struck) for the tool being forged. Traditional blacksmith tempering is ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Industrial Technology (2012)

Materials, Processes and Equipment by David F. Tver

heat treating, tempering * 159 heat treating, nitriding (see nitriding) heat treating, quenching (see quenching) heat treating, spheroidizing. When steel is heated to temperatures below A, the lower critical temperature, for long enough periods of ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Building and Construction Materials (1990)

by Fred Moavenzadeh

Alloying elements such as molybdenum and vanadium increase the tempering resistance and also introduce secondary hardening, while chromium increases the tempering resistance and imparts some oxidation and corrosion resistance but ...

Google previewIron and Steel (a Pocket Encyclopedia) (1919)

Including Allied Industries and Sciences by Hugh Philip Tiemann

Electricity may similarly be employed for heating to a lower temperature for tempering (electric tempering) . The Lagrange and Hoho process depends upon the fact that the outer portion of a small piece of steel, forming the negative pole in an ...

Google previewThe Wizard of Food's Encyclopedia of Kitchen & Cooking Secrets (2010)

by Myles H. Bader

Tempering chocolate is the process of melting it, cooling it, and then melting it again. This process produces a more lustrous, glossy, and stable mixture and is called for in many chocolate recipes. This is an exact science to obtain the right ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Materials Science (2002)

Structure and Characterization of Polycrystalline Materials by Vladimir Novikov

tempering of titanium martensite ening and spheroidization of cementite precipitates starts, although dislocation density decreases and subgrains form inside the ferrite grains. Further heating leads to the subgrain growth and, eventually, ...

Google previewThe Wizard of Food's Encyclopedia of Kitchen & Cooking Secrets

Tempering chocolate is the process of melting it, cooling it, and then melting it again. This process produces a more lustrous, glossy, and stable mixture and is called for in many chocolate recipes. This is an exact science to obtain the right ...

Google previewKnight's New Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering. With Indexical References to Technical Journals (1876-1880.) by Edward Henry Knight

Tempering furnace. Tin. Silver steel. Cock alloy.

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Scrabble value of T1E1M3P3E1R1I1N1G2

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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