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nonferrous

[ non-fer-uhs ]
/ nɒnˈfɛr əs /
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adjective
(of a metal) containing little or no iron.
noting or pertaining to metals other than iron or steel.
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Origin of nonferrous

First recorded in 1885–90; non- + ferrous
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British Dictionary definitions for nonferrous

nonferrous
/ (ˌnɒnˈfɛrəs) /

adjective
denoting any metal other than iron
not containing irona nonferrous alloy
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