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brit·tle·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brittleness, crispness, crispinessnoun

    firm but easily broken

Wiktionary

  1. brittlenessnoun

    The property by virtue of which a material is fractured without appreciable deformation by the application of load

  2. brittlenessnoun

    The state of being brittle; aptness to break; fragility.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Brittlenessnoun

    Aptness to break; fragility.

    Etymology: from brittle.

    A wit quick without brightness, sharp without brittleness. Roger Ascham, Schoolmaster.

    Artificers, in the tempering of steel, by holding it but a minute or two longer or lesser in the flame, give it very differing tempers, as to brittleness or toughness. Boyle.

Wikipedia

  1. Brittleness

    A material is brittle if, when subjected to stress, it fractures with little elastic deformation and without significant plastic deformation. Brittle materials absorb relatively little energy prior to fracture, even those of high strength. Breaking is often accompanied by a sharp snapping sound.When used in materials science, it is generally applied to materials that fail when there is little or no plastic deformation before failure. One proof is to match the broken halves, which should fit exactly since no plastic deformation has occurred.

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  1. brittleness

    Brittleness refers to the property or characteristic of a material that causes it to break or shatter easily when subjected to stress or pressure, often without significant deformation. Brittle materials often have high hardness but low tensile strength. Brittleness can refer to both physical objects, like glass or ceramics, and abstract concepts, like a brittle system or process that cannot handle stress or change well.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brittlenessnoun

    aptness to break; fragility

Wikidata

  1. Brittleness

    A material is brittle if, when subjected to stress, it breaks without significant deformation. Brittle materials absorb relatively little energy prior to fracture, even those of high strength. Breaking is often accompanied by a snapping sound. Brittle materials include most ceramics and glasses and some polymers, such as PMMA and polystyrene. Many steels become brittle at low temperatures, depending on their composition and processing. When used in materials science, it is generally applied to materials that fail when there is little or no evidence of plastic deformation before failure. One proof is to match the broken halves, which should fit exactly since no plastic deformation has occurred. When a material has reached the limit of its strength, it usually has the option of either deformation or fracture. A naturally malleable metal can be made stronger by impeding the mechanisms of plastic deformation, but if this is taken to an extreme, fracture becomes the more likely outcome, and the material can become brittle. Improving material toughness is therefore a balancing act.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brittleness in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brittleness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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