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[mang-guh-nin] /ˈmæŋ gə nɪn/
a brand name for an alloy of copper, manganese, and nickel, having various electrical applications. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • On the whole, Manganin appears to be the best material for coil boxes and "secondary" resistance standards.

    On Laboratory Arts Richard Threlfall
  • The two principal alloys discovered by Dr. Weston, and used in his instruments, are Manganin and nickelin.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
British Dictionary definitions for Manganin


trademark an alloy of copper containing manganese (13–18 per cent) and nickel (1–4 per cent): it has a high electrical resistance that does not vary greatly with temperature and is used in resistors
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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