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indenter

Line breaks: in|dent¦er
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdɛntə
 
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Definition of indenter in English:

noun

A small hard object used for producing an indentation in a solid in an indentation test.
Example sentences
  • Unfortunately, there are no well-defined spherical indenters available for indentation tests at the subcellular level.
  • The mean pressure between the surface of the indenter and the indentation is equal to the load divided by the projected area of the indentation.
  • Such large-scale clinical indenters average the mechanical properties of the biological tissue over a large volume, i.e., over several square millimetres of material.

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