Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Brittle

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1593

\bri-tәl\ adj [ME britil; akin to OE brēotan to break. ON brjōta] (14c) Easily broken when bent rapidly or scratched as with a knife blade or the finger nail; the opposite of tough.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA