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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nickel  \Nick"el\,  n.  [G.,  fr  Sw  nickel,  abbrev.  from  Sw 
  kopparnickel  copper-nickel,  a  name  given  in  derision,  as  it 
  was  thought  to  be  a  base  ore  of  copper.  The  origin  of  the 
  second  part  of  the  word  is  uncertain.  Cf  {Kupfer-nickel}, 
  1.  (Chem.)  A  bright  silver-white  metallic  element.  It  is  of 
  the  iron  group  and  is  hard,  malleable,  and  ductile.  It 
  occurs  combined  with  sulphur  in  millerite,  with  arsenic  in 
  the  mineral  niccolite,  and  with  arsenic  and  sulphur  in 
  nickel  glance.  Symbol  Ni  Atomic  weight  58.6. 
  Note:  On  account  of  its  permanence  in  air  and  inertness  to 
  oxidation,  it  is  used  in  the  smaller  coins,  for  plating 
  iron,  brass,  etc.,  for  chemical  apparatus,  and  in 
  certain  alloys,  as  german  silver.  It  is  magnetic,  and 
  is  very  frequently  accompanied  by  cobalt,  both  being 
  found  in  meteoric  iron. 
  2.  A  small  coin  made  of  or  containing  nickel;  esp.,  a 
  five-cent  piece.  [Colloq.  U.S.] 
  {Nickel  silver},  an  alloy  of  nickel,  copper,  and  zinc;  -- 
  usually  called  {german  silver};  called  also  {argentan}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  costing  5  dollars;  slang  for  the  price  of  unlawful  drugs;  "a 
  nickel  bag" 
  2:  priced  at  5  cents;  "I  can  still  remember  when  a  nickel 
  ice-cream  cone  cost  only  10  cents" 
  n  1:  a  hard  malleable  ductile  silvery  metallic  element  that  is 
  resistant  to  corrosion;  used  in  alloys;  occurs  in 
  pentlandite  and  smaltite  and  garnierite  and  millerite 
  [syn:  {Ni},  {atomic  number  28}] 
  2:  a  US  coin  worth  one  twentieth  of  a  dollar 
  v  :  plate  with  nickel;  "nickel  the  plate" 
  From  Elements  database  20001107  [elements]: 
  Symbol:  Ni 
  Atomic  number:  28 
  Atomic  weight:  58.71 
  Malleable  ductile  silvery  metallic  transition  element.  Discovered  by  A.F. 
  Cronstedt  in  1751. 

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