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1    a malleable ductile silvery-white metallic element that is strong and corrosion-resistant, occurring principally in pentlandite and niccolite: used in alloys, esp. in toughening steel, in electroplating, and as a catalyst in organic synthesis. Symbol: Ni; atomic no.: 28; atomic wt.: 58.6934; valency: 0, 1, 2, or 3; relative density: 8.902; melting pt.: 1455°C; boiling pt.: 2914°C  
2    a U.S. and Canadian coin and monetary unit worth five cents  
      vb   , -els, -elling, -elled  
     (U.S.)   , -els, -eling, -eled  
3    tr   to plate with nickel  
     (C18: shortened form of German Kupfernickel niccolite, literally: copper demon, so called by miners because it was mistakenly thought to contain copper)  

nickel bloom  
      n      another name for       annabergite  
nickel plate  
      n   a thin layer of nickel deposited on a surface, usually by electrolysis  
nickel silver  
      n   any of various white alloys containing copper (46--63 per cent), zinc (18--36 per cent), and nickel (6--30 per cent): used in making tableware, etc.,   (Also called)    German silver, pakthong  
nickel steel  
      n     (Engineering)   steel containing between 0.5 and 6.0 per cent nickel to increase its strength  
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