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  1. a brand name for an alloy of copper, manganese, and nickel, having various electrical applications.
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Examples from the Web for manganin

Historical Examples

  • The two principal alloys discovered by Dr. Weston, and used in his instruments, are manganin and nickelin.

    Inventors at Work

    George Iles

  • On the whole, manganin appears to be the best material for coil boxes and "secondary" resistance standards.

    On Laboratory Arts

    Richard Threlfall

British Dictionary definitions for manganin


  1. trademark an alloy of copper containing manganese (13–18 per cent) and nickel (1–4 per cent): it has a high electrical resistance that does not vary greatly with temperature and is used in resistors
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