age softening[′āj ′sȯf·niŋ]
The loss of strength and hardness which takes place at room temperature in some alloys because of the spontaneous decrease of residual stresses in the strain-hardened structure.
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The loss of strength and hardness at room temperature which takes place in certain alloys owing to spontaneous reduction of residual stresses in the strainhardened structure.
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