Definition of nichrome in English:

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nichrome

Pronunciation: /ˈnīkrōm/
(also Nichrome)

noun

trademark
An alloy of nickel with chromium (10 to 20 percent) and sometimes iron (up to 25 percent), used chiefly in high-temperature applications such as electrical heating elements.
Example sentences
  • Not that they are always so inclined - physics students still ask about the ‘nichrome wire’ experiment.
  • We can help you determine the proper size and configuration of nichrome for your equipment.
  • Try thicker nichrome wire, or more simply make the span shorter with more supports between hanging objects.

Origin

Early 20th century: blend of nickel and chrome.

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Syllabification: ni·chrome

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