Dictionary

constantan

noun con·stan·tan \ˈkän(t)-stən-ˌtan\

Definition of CONSTANTAN

:  an alloy of copper and nickel used especially for electrical resistors and in thermocouples

Origin of CONSTANTAN

from the fact that its resistance remains constant under change of temperature
First Known Use: 1903

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: constantiaPrevious Word in the Dictionary: constant (noun)All Words Near: constantan
July 05, 2015
bunkum Hear it
insincere or foolish talk
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears