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al·ni·co

 (ăl′nĭ-kō′)
n.
Any of several hard, strong alloys of iron, aluminum, nickel, cobalt and sometimes copper, niobium, or tantalum, used to make strong permanent magnets.

Alnico

(ˈælnɪˌkəʊ)
n
(Elements & Compounds) trademark an alloy of aluminium, nickel, cobalt, iron, and copper, used to make permanent magnets

al•ni•co

(ˈæl nɪˌkoʊ)

n.
a permanent-magnet alloy having aluminum, nickel, and cobalt as its principal ingredients.
[1935–40; al (uminum) + ni (ckel) + co (balt)]
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Noun1.Alnico - trade name for an alloy used to make high-energy permanent magnets; contains aluminum and iron and nickel plus cobalt or copper or titanium
alloy, metal - a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"