follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

nitinol

[nit-n-awl, -ol] /ˈnɪt nˌɔl, -ˌɒl/
noun
1.
a paramagnetic alloy of nickel and titanium that, after heating and deformation, resumes its original shape when reheated.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; ni(ckel) + ti(tanium) + N(aval) O(rdnance) L(aboratory), Silver Spring, Maryland, where the alloy was developed
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for nitinol

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for nitinol

7
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for nitinol