[ non-muh-tal-ik ]
/ ˌnɒn məˈtæl ɪk /

adjective Chemistry.

of or relating to a nonmetal.
not of a metallic quality: a nonmetallic appearance.


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Origin of nonmetallic

First recorded in 1805–15; non- + metallic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for nonmetallic

/ (ˌnɒnmɪˈtælɪk) /


not of metal
of, concerned with, or being a nonmetal
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