a brand name for an alloy of copper, manganese, and nickel, having various electrical applications. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for manganin

Historical Examples of manganin

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

  • 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



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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