Definition of Manganin in English:


Line breaks: Man|gan¦in
Pronunciation: /ˈmaŋgənɪn


[mass noun] British trademark
  • An alloy of copper, manganese, and nickel, used chiefly in electrical devices.
    More example sentences
    • Several Manganin resistors served as the legal standard for the ohm in the United States from 1901 to 1990.
    • The gauge is in the form of Manganin wire coil protected with a metal cup.
    • However, the paper Stability of Double-walled Manganin Resistors is the more popularly known and describes the standard in its final form, after some major modifications in size and connections.


1920s: from manganese + -in1.

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