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temper

the degree of hardness, elasticity, or a similar property of a metal or metal object

temper

[′tem·pər]
(engineering)
To moisten and mix clay, plaster, or mortar to the proper consistency for use.
(metallurgy)
The hardness and strength of a rolled metal.
The nominal carbon content of steel.
To soften hardened steel or cast iron by reheating to some temperature below the eutectoid temperature.
An alloy added to pure tin to make the finest pewter.

temper

1. To mix lime, sand, and water in such proportions as to make mortar for masonry or plastering.
2. To moisten and mix clay to proper consistency to form bricks, etc., prior to hardening by fire.
3. To bring to a proper degree of hardness and elasticity for use, as steel or other metal, by heat treatment.
4. To impregnate wood fibers or composition board with a drying oil or other oxidizing resin and subsequently to cure with heat so as to improve the strength, hardness, water resistance, and durability of the board.
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For this purpose the hard/soft combinations, which consisted of the already mentioned materials, were tempered at 80[degrees]C, 100[degrees]C, and 120[degrees]C for 3 h, and at 100[degrees]C for 1, 3, 6, and 9 h.
After appearing in very low frequencies throughout the sequence, the frequency of >30% calcareous sand tempered sherds increases to approximately half of the entire assemblage in spit 5.
All tempered glass derives its high strength and its tendency to shatter explosively from the forces between its atoms.
Unlike the vessel's original factory-welded seams, McHenry says, affected repair welds had not been tempered (heat treated upon finishing) to make them soft and ductile.
ISLAMABAD, June 08, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had remarked that it was a criminal negligence to bring change in documents like objective resolution adding Zia ul Haq tempered the constitution in 1985 through RPO and the sitting parliament had done a good job by undoing this tempering.
ISLAMABAD, June 08, 2010 (Frontier Star): Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had remarked that it was a criminal negligence to bring change in documents like objective resolution adding Zia ul Haq tempered the constitution in 1985 through RPO and the sitting parliament had done a good job by undoing this tempering.
Today, the mention of oil tempered bond for molding sand automatically and mistakenly conjures up images of antiquated coremaking practices.
Recently, Baosteel achieves mass production of world's advanced level high strength non-quenched and tempered cold heading steel as the first in the country and offers bulk supply to a well-known domestic auto manufacturing enterprise for the auto steering system.