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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Annealing  \An*neal"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  process  used  to  render  glass,  iron,  etc.,  less 
  brittle,  performed  by  allowing  them  to  cool  very  gradually 
  from  a  high  heat. 
 
  2.  The  burning  of  metallic  colors  into  glass,  earthenware, 
  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anneal  \An*neal"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Annealed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Annealing}.]  [OE.  anelen  to  heat,  burn,  AS  an?lan;  an  on 
  +  ?lan  to  burn;  also  OE  anelen  to  enamel,  prob.  influenced 
  by  OF  neeler,  nieler  to  put  a  black  enamel  on  gold  or 
  silver,  F.  nieller  fr  LL  nigellare  to  blacken,  fr  L. 
  nigellus  blackish,  dim.  of  niger  black.  Cf  {Niello}, 
  {Negro}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  To  heat,  as  glass,  tiles,  or  earthenware,  in  order  to  fix 
  the  colors  laid  on  them 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  annealing 
  n  :  hardening  something  by  heat  treatment  [syn:  {tempering}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  annealing 
 
  {simulated  annealing} 
 
 




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