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- The heating of solid metal or glass to high temperatures and cooling it slowly so that its particles arrange into a defined lattice.
- Without annealing, the quality of our metal products will diminish.
act of heating solid metal or glass
- Parthasarathy, S. and Chandrasekharan Rajendran, "A simulated annealing heuristic for scheduling to minimize mean weighted tardiness in a flowshop with mean weighted tardiness in a flowshop with sequence-dependent setup times of jobs—a case study". Production Planning & Control, 1997, 8(5), 476.