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e•lec•trum



Pronunciation: (i-lek'trum), [key]
n.
1. an amber-colored alloy of gold and silver used in ancient times.
2. an alloy composed of about 50 percent copper, 30 percent nickel, and 20 percent zinc.
3. German silver; nickel silver.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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