from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An alloy of 45 percent nickel and 55 percent copper, used chiefly in electrical instruments because of its constant resistance under variations of temperature.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An alloy of copper and nickel whose resistivity is constant over a wide temperature range
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a copper-nickel alloy composed of approximately 55 per cent copper and 45 per cent nickel, with high electrical resistance and a low temperature coefficient; it is used as resistance wire and in thermocouples.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An alloy consisting of 60 per cent, copper and 40 per cent, nickel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an alloy of copper and nickel with high electrical resistance and a low temperature coefficient; used as resistance wire
From constant.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)