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Definition of Tempering

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hardening of metal by heating it to high temperatures and cooling it immediately; moderating, lessening thestrength
moderate, soften, tone down; toughen, harden
Tempering Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Temper
  
(n.)
The process of giving the requisite degree of hardness or softness to a substance, as iron and steel; especially, the process of giving to steel the degree of hardness required for various purposes, consisting usually in first plunging the article, when heated to redness, in cold water or other liquid, to give an excess of hardness, and then reheating it gradually until the hardness is reduced or drawn down to the degree required, as indicated by the color produced on a polished portion, or by the burning of oil.
  
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tempering
\tem"per*ing\, n. (metal.) the process of giving the requisite degree of hardness or softness to a substance, as iron and steel; especially, the process of giving to steel the degree of hardness required for various purposes, consisting usually in first plunging the article, when heated to redness, in cold water or other liquid, to give an excess of hardness, and then reheating it gradually until the hardness is reduced or drawn down to the degree required, as indicated by the color produced on a polished portion, or by the burning of oil.
tempering
color, the shade of color that indicates the degree of temper in tempering steel, as pale straw yellow for lancets, razors, and tools for metal; dark straw yellow for penknives, screw taps, etc.; brown yellow for axes, chisels, and plane irons; yellow tinged with purple for table knives and shears; purple for swords and watch springs; blue for springs and saws; and very pale blue tinged with green, too soft for steel instruments.
tempering
adj : moderating by making more temperate n : hardening something by heat treatment [syn: annealing]




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English Phonetics

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Nawsiad = n. a tempering, a pervading
Tymmheriad = n. a tempering
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. hardening something by heat treatment
(synonym) annealing
(hypernym) hardening
(derivation) anneal, temper, normalize

Adjective
1. moderating by making more temperate
(similar) moderating

Noun
1. a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood"
(synonym) pique, irritation
(hypernym) annoyance, chafe, vexation
(derivation) chasten, moderate
2. a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling; "whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"; "he was in a bad humor"
(synonym) mood, humor, humour
(hypernym) feeling
(hyponym) sulk, sulkiness
3. a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper was well known to all his employees"
(synonym) biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surliness
(hypernym) ill nature
(hyponym) querulousness
(derivation) chasten, moderate
4. the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking
(synonym) toughness
(hypernym) elasticity, snap
(derivation) harden

Verb
1. toughen (steel or glass) by a process of gradually heating and cooling; "temper glass"
(synonym) anneal, normalize
(hypernym) toughen
(derivation) toughness
2. harden by reheating and cooling in oil; "temper steel"
(synonym) harden
(hypernym) modify
(derivation) toughness
3. adjust the pitch (of pianos)
(hypernym) adjust, set, correct
4. make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate; "she tempered her criticism"
(synonym) season, mollify
(hypernym) weaken
5. restrain or temper
(synonym) chasten, moderate
(hypernym) change, alter, modify
(derivation) pique, irritation
Tempering Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Tempering may refer to:
  • Tempering (metallurgy), a heat treatment technique for metals and alloys
  • A process for producing tempered glass
  • Chocolate tempering, a method of increasing the shine and durability of chocolate couverture
  • The brief frying of spices (particularly in the cuisines of South Asia) in oil or ghee to release their aroma; called chaunk in Hindi, or tadka.

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