Vickers number


noun Metallurgy.

a numerical expression of the hardness of a metal as determined by a test (Vickers test ) in which the sample is indented under a known pressure by the point of a diamond and the surface area of the indentation is divided into the amount of pressure applied.

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Origin of Vickers number

after Vickers Armstrong Ltd., British steel firm

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