Definition of Brinell hardness test in English:

Brinell hardness test

Syllabification: Bri·nell hard·ness test
Pronunciation: /briˌnel ˈhärdnis ˌtest/

Entry from US English dictionary


A test to determine the hardness of metals and alloys by hydraulically pressing a steel ball into the metal and measuring the resulting indentation.


named for Johan August Brinell (1849–1925), Swedish engineer.

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