Definition of Manganin in English:

Manganin

noun

British
trademark
  • [mass noun] An alloy of copper, manganese, and nickel, used chiefly in electrical devices.

    • ‘The gauge is in the form of Manganin wire coil protected with a metal cup.’
    • ‘Several Manganin resistors served as the legal standard for the ohm in the United States from 1901 to 1990.’
    • ‘However, the paper Stability of Double-walled Manganin Resistors is the more popularly known and describes the standard in its final form, after some major modifications in size and connections.’

Origin

1920s: from manganese + -in.

Pronunciation:

Manganin

/ˈmaŋɡənɪn/