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[nahy-krohm] /ˈnaɪˌkroʊm/
a brand name for a nickel-base alloy, containing chromium and iron, having high electrical resistance and stability at high temperatures. Unabridged
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  • Air became a high-resistance conductor comparable to Nichrome wire, when and where the projector sent its microwaves.

    The Pirates of Ersatz Murray Leinster
  • The only part of it that is at all difficult to get is the Nichrome resistance wire.

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
  • If Nichrome wire were used, it would be 1/60th the length of copper for the same gauge, or 93 feet.

    Electricity for the farm Frederick Irving Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for Nichrome


trademark any of various alloys containing nickel, iron, and chromium, with smaller amounts of other components. It is used in electrical heating elements, furnaces, etc
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