- of or relating to a nonmetal.
- not of a metallic quality: a nonmetallic appearance.
Origin of nonmetallic
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Directly, because there was no other way he could move about on a nonmetallic asteroid.Anchorite
All the metals could be arranged under such a classification, as also the nonmetallic products.
Both metals and nonmetallic substances have been employed either in colloidal form or in combination with organic radicals.
The country's mountains contain a variety of metallic and nonmetallic minerals.Area Handbook for Bulgaria
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- not of metal
- of, concerned with, or being a nonmetal
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