tempering

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

tempering

  1. Present participle of temper.

Noun[edit]

tempering (plural temperings)

  1. The act by which something is tempered.
    • 1872, Louis Emmanuel Gruner, The Manufacture of Steel (page 29)
      Caron has, in fact, discovered this very curious circumstance, that a bar of steel becomes shorter under successive temperings, while it increases in size, laterally, in such a manner, that there actually is an increase of volume.