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 (ko͞o′prō-nĭk′əl, kyo͞o′-)
An alloy of copper that contains 10 to 30 percent nickel.


(Elements & Compounds) any ductile corrosion-resistant copper alloy containing up to 40 per cent nickel: used in coins, condenser tubes, turbine blades, etc


(ˈkyu prəˌnɪk əl, ˈku-)

any of various alloys of copper containing up to 40 percent nickel.
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Noun1.cupronickel - a 60/40 alloy of copper and nickel
copper-base alloy - any alloy whose principal component is copper


nKupfernickel nt, → Kupfer-Nickel-Legierung f
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1947: Cupronickel coins were issued by the British Mint to replace silver.
These include materials such as: cupronickel, aluminium bronze, aluminium nickel bronze and a range of electro-plated blanks, as well as more exotic alloys aimed at achieving very specific objectives such as: colour, electromagnetic properties and wear characteristics.
Thermoplastic coatings also allow for the use of standard steel instead of expensive Cupronickel alloys.
Tenders are invited for Supply of cupronickel filler rod
17-1/2, which also contained 2 percent added tin to reduce barrel fouling from cupronickel jacketed bullets.
It sounds as though your George VI coin - which was struck in cupronickel - is in its original card presentation case which can add a little to the value.
As part of a prior testing program, the condenser had been refitted with 90/10 cupronickel tubes with enhanced surfaces.
While many types of resistive metal foils are available for the construction of flexible heaters, the most common types are cupronickel, constantan (very similar to cupro-nickel), Inconcl and aluminum.
The Diamond Jubilee medal is set to be cupronickel with gilt edging.
If copper is used for tubes and cupronickel is used in tube sheets in seawater-cooled condensers, copper tubes will corrode.
The proposed change would save the Royal Mint, in Llantrisant, South Wales, as much as pounds 8m a year as the "silver" coins would be made from steel instead of cupronickel - an alloy of copper and nickel.