[ purm-al-oi, pur-muh-loi ]
/ ˌpɜrmˈæl ɔɪ, ˈpɜr məˌlɔɪ /
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a brand name for any of a class of alloys of high magnetic permeability, containing from 30 to 90 percent nickel.
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British Dictionary definitions for Permalloy
/ (pɜːmˈælɔɪ) /
any of various alloys containing iron and nickel (45–80 per cent) and sometimes smaller amounts of chromium and molybdenum
Word Origin for permalloy
C20: from perm (eability) + alloy
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