elinvar

noun el·in·var \ ˈelə̇nˌvär \

Definition of elinvar

plural -s
:an alloy that contains about 50 percent iron, 36 percent nickel, and 12 percent chromium, that has low thermal expansivity and a modulus of elasticity virtually unaffected by changes in temperature, and that is used for springs for watches and other precise instruments

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Origin and Etymology of elinvar

French élinvar, from élasticité invariable invariable elasticity


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