Definition of indenter in US English:



  • A small hard object used for producing an indentation in a solid in an indentation test.

    • ‘The mean pressure between the surface of the indenter and the indentation is equal to the load divided by the projected area of the indentation.’
    • ‘Such large-scale clinical indenters average the mechanical properties of the biological tissue over a large volume, i.e., over several square millimetres of material.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, there are no well-defined spherical indenters available for indentation tests at the subcellular level.’
    • ‘The indenter is joined to a bending beam that measures the force applied by a pair of transducers.’
    • ‘This number refers to the weight required for a diamond indenter to produce an indentation in the coating.’