Definition of Manganin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmaŋɡənɪn/


[mass noun] British trademark
An alloy of copper, manganese, and nickel, used chiefly in electrical devices.
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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