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hardening

 [hahr´den-ing]
2. the process of making more firm.
hardening of arteries popular term for arteriosclerosis.
work hardening see work hardening.

har·den·ing

(har'den-ing),
1. A condition of lessened reactions to allergens from repeated or prolonged nontherapeutic exposure, similar to hyposensitization.
2. Any procedure in tissue preparation for examinations (for example, sectioning for microscopy) that renders the tissue firmer.

hardening

Biochemistry
Hydrogenation of the unsaturated fatty acids in triglycerides into saturated fatty acids.

hard·en·ing

(hahrd'ĕn-ing)
1. A condition of lessened reactions to allergens from repeated or prolonged nontherapeutic exposure, similar to hyposensitization.
2. Any procedure in tissue preparation for examinations, such as sectioning for microscopy, which renders the tissue firmer.

hard·en·ing

(hahrd'ĕn-ing)
A condition of lessened reactions to allergens from repeated or prolonged nontherapeutic exposure, similar to hyposensitization.
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C is the strength coefficient and n is the strain hardening exponent.
(2) The specimens for the pouring-initial hardening and pouring-final hardening phases were divide into two layers and installed on the experimental vibration test stand; each layer placed 18 concrete specimens.
The hardness obtained as a result of the electron beam hardening within the preliminary research proved to be a variable that depends also on the x and z coordinates of the points in the hardened zone.
At the beginning of the analysis, it is necessary to know the governing equations and boundary conditions in a strain hardening half-space indentation process (see Fig.
Best executives said they expect further consolidation of business, an acceleration of rate hardening in many lines and a new generation of capital-markets products.
Today, a range of induction hardening systems are available to handle both small batch runs and high volume production requirements.
In everyday terms, work hardening is caused by dull tools, rubbing against the material.
Hardening of the arteries had been thought of as an immutable part of the aging process.
Work hardening by definition is the distortion of the existing crystal structure by applying stresses in a part or sample.
The effect of the hardened material is proved by the higher hardness of steel 42 MoCr11, due to its higher hardening limit.