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  1. a permanent-magnet alloy having aluminum, nickel, and cobalt as its principal ingredients.

Origin of alnico

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Historical Examples

  • You can establish a psi field in a suitable material, just as you can establish a magnetic field in steel or alnico.

    The Ambulance Made Two Trips

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

British Dictionary definitions for alnico


  1. trademark an alloy of aluminium, nickel, cobalt, iron, and copper, used to make permanent magnets
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