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nichrome Line breaks: ni|chrome
Pronunciation: /ˈnʌɪkrəʊm/

Definition of nichrome in English:


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An alloy of nickel with chromium (10 to 20 per cent) and sometimes iron (up to 25 per cent), used chiefly in high-temperature applications such as electrical heating elements: [as modifier]: Nichrome wire
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Early 20th century: blend of nickel and chrome.

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