from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The tradename of an alloy of steel and nickel which, when made with 36.2 percent, nickel, has a coefficient of expansion for heat which is virtually zero: hence its name.
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- n. an alloy of iron and nickel having a low coefficient of thermal expansion; used in tuning forks and measuring tapes and other instruments
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