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WHAT DOES BRITTLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?
A material is brittle if, when subjected to stress, it breaks without significant deformation. Brittle materials absorb relatively little energy prior to fracture, even those of high strength. Breaking is often accompanied by a snapping sound. Brittle materials include most ceramics and glasses and some polymers, such as PMMA and polystyrene. Many steels become brittle at low temperatures, depending on their composition and processing. When used in materials science, it is generally applied to materials that fail when there is little or no evidence of plastic deformation before failure. One proof is to match the broken halves, which should fit exactly since no plastic deformation has occurred. When a material has reached the limit of its strength, it usually has the option of either deformation or fracture. A naturally malleable metal can be made stronger by impeding the mechanisms of plastic deformation, but if this is taken to an extreme, fracture becomes the more likely outcome, and the material can become brittle. Improving material toughness is therefore a balancing act.
The translations of brittle from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «brittle» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BRITTLE» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «brittle» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «brittle» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about brittle
4 QUOTES WITH «BRITTLE»
Famous quotes and sentences with the word brittle.
Saddam spent 35 years stealing and wasting money, and all of these systems are very fragile and brittle, and you try to fix one thing and something else gets in trouble.
Las Vegas is the expression, in glitter and concrete, of America's brittle and mutating id.
The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.
I am convinced that a good building must be capable of absorbing the traces of human life and taking on a specific richness... I think of the patina of age on materials, of innumerable small scratches on surfaces, of varnish that has grown dull and brittle, and of edges polished by use.
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BRITTLE»
Discover the use of brittle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to brittle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Fracture of Brittle Solids
This book is a monograph on the brittle fracture of ceramic materials, in a unified continuum, microstructural and atomistic treatment.
Brian R. Lawn, 1993
Experimental Rock Deformation - The Brittle Field
The last chapter deals with the transition between the two fields. In this new edition an attempt has been made to take into account new developments of the last two and a half decades.
M.S. Paterson, Teng-fong Wong, 2005
The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and ...
"I have spent over thirty years in this work. Often an entity identified itself as being the Devil, and then through physical and psychological means proves itself to be just that..." --Ed Warren
Gerald Brittle, 2002
Dear Editor: The Collected Letters of Oscar Brittle
Oscar Brittle is the creation of Glenn Fowler, Christopher Smyth and Gareth Malone. This is a book that is not easily forgotten. Once you have read Brittle you will never read letters pages in the same way again.
Oscar Brittle, Glenn Fowler, Christopher Smyth, 2009
Peanut Brittle is ostracized by the other peanuts because he has no shell, and when he puts on an acorn shell to protect himself, his appearance stands out even more from the crowd.
Brittle Failure of Rock Materials
This text comprises different basic aspects of brittle failure for rocks. It considers classical and contemporary models, as well as failure patterns under different loading schemes.
G.E. Andreev, 1995
Brittle Bones, Stout Hearts and Minds: Adults with ...
The book chronicles life experiences, coping patterns, and strategies for daily living of adults with OI, through personal accounts of medical experiences, education, economics, physical intimacy, dating, marriage, and general lifestyle ...
Joan Ablon, 2010
Brittle Matrix Composites 10
Brittle matrix composites are applied in various domains and the series of symposia are closely related to their applications in civil engineering.
A M Brandt, M A Glinicki, J Olek, 2012
Fracture Resistance Testing of Monolithic and Composite ...
From a November 2000 symposium in Orlando, Florida, 14 papers review the new standards promulgated by American, European, and Japanese professional associations for testing fracture toughness, slow crack growth, and biaxial strength in ...
Jonathan A. Salem, George D. Quinn, Michael G. Jenkins, 2002
The Fracture of Brittle Materials: Testing and Analysis
With this book as their guide, readers can confidently test and analyze a broad range of brittle materials in order to make the best use of existing materials as well as to support the development of new materials.
Stephen Freiman, John J. Mecholsky, Jr., 2012
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BRITTLE»
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Grandmother gets probation for putting pot in peanut brittle
West Chester >> Possession of peanut brittle and pralines normally is not the kind of activity that gets you hauled before a judge, facing criminal ... «The Delaware County Daily Times, Jul 15»
Eat mushrooms to avoid brittle bones: Australian researchers
SYDNEY, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Australians should be heaping mushrooms onto plates during winter to avoid becoming vitamin D deficient, new ... «GlobalPost, Jul 15»
Nabisco must be thick: Oreo Thins about as dumb as New Coke
The wafers are so thin and brittle they shatter when you try to spin off the top and lick out the scant layer of Stuf; they lack the heft to dip into a ... «Boston Herald, Jul 15»
Hillary rope-a-dopes press, but whos the dope
... another problem for Hillary: Whatever her real qualities, her public image often comes across as frosty, removed, entitled, brittle and peevish. «Politico, Jul 15»
Second ex-Clarinda patient dies after transfer
Clarinda facility staffers wrote in a "discharge assessment" on May 26 that Jim Hanson was in "brittle" condition, had serious diabetes, could not ... «DesMoinesRegister.com, Jul 15»
Orson's Shadow: By Austin Pendleton review by QUENTIN LETTS
Gina Bellman brings glamour with her Leigh but is she sufficiently brittle? Louise Ford prospers best as the young Plowright – perhaps because ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
Brazil's Rock Icon and AIDS Wake-Up Call
Performing his epic 1989 concert in a white T-shirt draped loosely over spiny collarbones, he gripped the microphone with brittle wrists, resting ... «OZY, Jul 15»
Ranking Washington Redskins' Top 5 Sleepers to Watch in Camp
He's a rookie free agent currently in competition with brittle incumbent Chris Thompson. Yet despite going undrafted, Williams is not short of ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
Burt Shavitz, Namesake Of Burt's Bees, Has Died
... in the winter, and the delicious-smelling Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream may be one of the best things our brittle nails have encountered. «Refinery29, Jul 15»
Any credible long-term strategy for Greece must include write-down …
The consequences of all of this are visited not alone on Greece but on a brittle eurozone economy dependent on the ECB's printing presses ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
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