Temper

The use of an additive (ie. ground shell) to both strengthen and reduce shrinking of ceramics during firing.

temper

  1. a sudden outburst of anger
  2. a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
  3. the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking

Temper

Temperare (to mix correctly) is the Latin origin of words like `temperature` and `tempering`; it and `tempo` come, in turn, from tempus (time or season). Thus, the word `temper` can refer (at least informally) to any time- and temperature-sensitive process (as for chocolate tempering or tempered glass), a material`s thermo-mechanical hist...
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temper

To strengthen or harden metal (or glass) by heating it or by heating then cooling it. Harder tempers are stronger, more spring-like, and more brittle (when they are bent, they may break). Softer tempers are weaker but bend easily.
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temper

(1) In heat treatment, to reheat hardened steel or hardened cast iron to some temperature below the eutectoid temperature for the purpose of decreasing hardness and increasing toughness. The process is also sometimes applied to normalized steel. (2) In tool steels, temper is sometimes inadvisably used to denote carbon content. (3) In nonferrous all...
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temper

[n] - a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling 2. [n] - the elasticity and hardness of a metal object 3. [n] - a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger 4. [v] - harden by reheating and cooling in oil 5. [v] - adjust the pitch (of pianos) 6. [v] - make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable ...
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Temper

• (v. t.) To govern; to manage. • (v. t.) To mingle in due proportion; to prepare by combining; to modify, as by adding some new element; to qualify, as by an ingredient; hence, to soften; to mollify; to assuage; to soothe; to calm. • (v. t.) To moisten to a proper consistency and stir thoroughly, as clay for making brick, loam for m...
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temper

irritability noun a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; `his temper was well known to all his employees`
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temper

mood noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling; `whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time`; `he was in a bad humor`
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Temper

Tem'per intransitive verb 1. To accord; to agree; to act and think in conformity. [ Obsolete] Shak. 2. To have or get a proper or desired state or quality; to grow soft and pliable. « I have him already tempering between my finger and my thumb, and shortly will I s...
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Temper

Tem'per noun 1. The state of any compound substance which results from the mixture of various ingredients; due mixture of different qualities; just combination; as, the temper of mortar. 2. Constitution of body; temperament; in old writers, the mixture or relative proportion of t...
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Temper

Tem'per transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Tempered ; present participle & verbal noun Tempering .] [ Anglo-Saxon temprian or Old French temper , French tempérer , and (in sense 3) temper , Latin ...
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temper

1. The state of any compound substance which results from the mixture of various ingredients; due mixture of different qualities; just combination; as, the temper of mortar. ... 2. Constitution of body; temperament; in old writers, the mixture or relative proportion of the four humors, blood, choler, phlegm, and melancholy. 'The exquisiteness of hi...
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Temper

1. To slowly bring up the temperature of a colder ingredient by adding small amounts of a hot or boiling liquid,
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Temper

1) Reheating hardened, normalized, or mechanically worked steel to a temperature below the critical range to soften it and improve impact strength. 2) The moisture content of a sand at which any certain physical test value is obtained, e.g., temper with respect to green compressive strength, permeability, retained compressive strength, etc. 3) To m...
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temper

a characteristic state of feeling
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Temper

A term which generally describes the mechanical properties of an alloy. Many steels may be hardened by quenching from high temperature and then softened by re-heating at a lower temperature to give the required properties, or 'temper'. Other alloy systems, like aluminium and copper, for example, start in the soft or annealed condition. With cold wo...
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temper

Allowing ice to slowly adjust to ambient temperature so that it won`t fracture from thermal shock during carving or display.
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Temper

In music temper means to adjust, as the mathematical scale to the actual scale, or to that in actual use.
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temper

temper, tempered, tempering, tempers, temperable 1. To modify by the addition of a moderating element; moderate: 'temper its doctrinaire logic with a little practical wisdom' (Robert H. Jackson)2. To bring to a desired consistency, texture, hardness, or other physical condition by or as if by blending, admixing, or kneading: temper clay; paints tha...
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Temper

The addition of water and mixing of concrete or mortar as necessary to bring it initially to the desired consistency. See also Retempering.
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Temper

The addition of water to the cement mix whether at the batch plant, during transit or at the jobsite to achieve the specified water to cement ratio.
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Temper

The softness of a metal; terms such as soft-drawn, dead soft, annealed, and semi-annealed are used to describe tempers used for conductor metals.
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Temper

the specified hardness range or degree of stiffness typical of low carbon strip steel
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Temper

The state of or condition of a metal as to its hardness or toughness produced by either thermal or heat treatment and quench or cold working or a combination of same in order to bring the metal to its specified consistency. In heat treatment, reheating hardened steel or hardened cast iron to some temperature below theeutectoid temperature for the p...
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