Meaning of Vickers number

Vick'ers num"ber

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— Metall. Metall.
  1. a numerical expression of the hardness of a metal as determined by a test in which the sample is indented under a known pressure by the point of a diamond and the surface area of the indentation is divided into the amount of pressure applied.
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