alnico

noun
al·​ni·​co | \ ˈal-ni-ˌkō How to pronounce alnico (audio) \

Definition of alnico

: a powerful permanent-magnet alloy containing iron, nickel, aluminum, and one or more of the elements cobalt, copper, and titanium

First Known Use of alnico

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alnico

aluminum + nickel + cobalt

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“Alnico.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alnico. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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