alnico magnet

A magnet using (Al) aluminum, (Ni) nickel, and (Co) cobalt in its construction.

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  • alnico — al•ni•co [[t]ˈæl nɪˌkoʊ[/t]] n. elm mel a permanent magnet alloy having aluminum, nickel, and cobalt as its principal ingredients • Etymology: 1935–40; al (uminum) +ni (ckel) +co (balt) …   From formal English to slang

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