Definitions

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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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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Examples

  • "Invar will be honored if his friend will eat of the liver of his kill."

    B. C. 30,000

  • With shouts of triumph, Anak and Invar bounded down the slope.

    B. C. 30,000

  • He dropped down beside Invar, the youngest of the hunters.

    B. C. 30,000

  • As the sun rose above the horizon, Anak and Invar took their way up the valley.

    B. C. 30,000

  • The boy turned to fly, but the fleet-footed Invar overtook him and the knives of the two hunters quickly put an end to his career.

    B. C. 30,000

  • "Uglik is a mighty warrior," said Invar doubtfully.

    B. C. 30,000

  • With a flint knife, Invar slowly and painfully hacked off Anak's long hair and beard.

    B. C. 30,000

  • Invar hurled a throwing-stone which found the monster's face and made him pause.

    B. C. 30,000

  • Anak had not thrown his spear, and Invar, who stood beside his hero, had likewise retained his weapon.

    B. C. 30,000

  • Invar raised a rock high above his head with both hands and cast it at her.

    B. C. 30,000

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