hardness vs severity what difference

what is difference between hardness and severity

English

Etymology

From Middle English hardness, hardnesse, from Old English heardness, from heard + -ness. Equivalent to hard +‎ -ness.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) enPR: härdʹnəs, IPA(key): /ˈhɑɹdnəs/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhɑːdnəs/
  • Hyphenation: hard‧ness

Noun

hardness (countable and uncountable, plural hardnesses)

  1. The quality of being hard.
  2. An instance of this quality; hardship.
  3. (inorganic chemistry) The quantity of calcium carbonate dissolved in water, usually expressed in parts per million (ppm).
  4. The resistance to scratching, cutting, indentation or abrasion of a metal or other solid material.
  5. (physics) The penetrating ability of electromagnetic radiation, such as x-rays; generally, the shorter the wavelength, the harder and more penetrating the radiation.
  6. The measure of resistance to damage of a facility, equipment, installation, or telecommunications infrastructure when subjected to attack.

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See also

  • hardiness

References

  • hardness in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

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English

Etymology

severe +‎ -ity, from Middle French severite, from Latin severitas.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /səˈvɛɹɨti/
  • Rhymes: -ɛɹəti

Noun

severity (countable and uncountable, plural severities)

  1. The state of being severe.
  2. The degree of something undesirable; badness or seriousness.
    The severity of the offence merits a long prison sentence.

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