Invar

[ in-vahr ]
/ ɪnˈvɑr /

Trademark.

a brand of iron alloy containing 35.5 percent nickel and having a very low coefficient of expansion at atmospheric temperatures.

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British Dictionary definitions for Invar

Invar
/ (ɪnˈvɑː) /

noun

trademark an alloy containing iron (63.8 per cent), nickel (36 per cent), and carbon (0.2 per cent). It has a very low coefficient of expansion and is used for the balance springs of watches, etc

Word Origin for Invar

C20: shortened from invariable
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