hard|ness «HAHRD nihs», noun.
1. the quality or condition of being hard.
2. the quality of water holding mineral salts in solution that make it unfit for washing purposes.
3. the comparative capacity of one mineral to scratch, or be scratched by, another mineral. The degree of hardness of a mineral is expressed with reference to the Mohs scale, ranging from 1 (talc) to 10 (diamond).
4. the ability of a missile site or missile to withstand enemy aerial attack.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • hard·ness — /ˈhɑɚdnəs/ noun [noncount] : the quality or state of being hard the hardness of a diamond The wood s hardness makes it suitable for carving. There was a hardness [=toughness] in her voice I hadn t heard before …   Useful english dictionary

  • mi|cro|hard|ness — «MY kroh HAHRD nihs», noun. the degree of hardness of a metal, determined by measuring a very small indenture made on its surface …   Useful english dictionary

  • ness — ness·ber·ry; ness·ler·iza·tion; ness·ler·ize; ness·ler s; new·fan·gled·ness; new·ness; news·i·ness; nice·ness; nig·gard·li·ness; nig·gard·ness; nigh·ness; nip·pi·ness; no·ble·ness; nois·i·ness; non·cha·lant·ness; north·er·li·ness; north·ness;… …   English syllables

  • hard — beg·hard; eber·hard; hard; hard·en·abil·i·ty; hard·en·er; hard·ish; hard·ly; hard·ness; hard·ship; hard·wick·ia; semi·hard; vol·hard; hard·en; hard·fist·ed·ness; hard·hand·ed·ness; hard·head·ed·ly; hard·head·ed·ness; hard·heart·ed·ly;… …   English syllables

  • HARD — hydrocephalus agyria retinal dysplasia [syndrome] * * * hard härd adj 1) not easily penetrated: not easily yielding to pressure 2 a) of liquor strongly alcoholic specif having an alcoholic content of more than 22.5 percent b) characterized by the …   Medical dictionary

  • hard´-head´ed|ness — hard head|ed «HAHRD HEHD ihd», adjective. 1. not easily excited or deceived; practical; shrewd: »a good hard headed businessman. 2. stubborn; obstinate: »He is very hard headed and will not accept new ideas easily. –hard´ head´ed|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ness Lake Bible Camp — is a summer bible camp for children located on Ness Lake near Prince George, British Columbia Canada. MissionTo glorify God by making Jesus Christ known by word and deed through camping and conference programs.ummer CampsDuring regular summer… …   Wikipedia

  • hard´-heart´ed|ness — hard heart|ed «HAHRD HAHR tihd», adjective. without pity; cruel; unfeeling: »a hard hearted man who was cruel to most animals. SYNONYM(S): merciless. –hard´ heart´ed|ly, adverb. –hard´ heart´ed|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard´-fa´vored|ness — hard fa|vored «HAHRD FAY vuhrd», adjective. having a hard or unpleasing appearance or look. –hard´ fa´vored|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard´-fea´tured|ness — hard fea|tured «HAHRD FEE chuhrd», adjective. having harsh or coarse features: »hard featured women, weather beaten brown (John Masefield). –hard´ fea´tured|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”