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v. toughen, temper (by heating and cooling)

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Annealing
Annealing may refer to:
  • Annealing (metallurgy), a heat treatment that alters the microstructure of a material causing changes in properties such as strength, hardness, and ductility
  • Annealing (glass), heating a piece of glass to remove stress
  • Annealing (biology), in genetics, means for complementary sequences of single-stranded DNA or RNA to pair by hydrogen bonds to form a double-stranded polynucleotide
  • Simulated annealing, a numerical optimization technique for searching for a solution in a space otherwise too large for ordinary search methods to yield results
  • Quantum annealing, a method for finding solutions to combinatorial optimisation problems and ground states of glassy systems using quantum fluctuations

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Verb
1. toughen (steel or glass) by a process of gradually heating and cooling; "temper glass"
(synonym) temper, normalize
(hypernym) toughen


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v. žíhat; chladit

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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Anneal
(v. t.)
To subject to great heat, and then cool slowly, as glass, cast iron, steel, or other metal, for the purpose of rendering it less brittle; to temper; to toughen.
  
 
(v. t.)
To heat, as glass, tiles, or earthenware, in order to fix the colors laid on them.
  

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