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nonmetallic

[ non-muh-tal-ik ]

adjective

, Chemistry.
  1. of or relating to a nonmetal.
  2. not of a metallic quality:

    a nonmetallic appearance.



nonmetallic

/ ˌnɒnmɪˈtælɪk /

adjective

  1. not of metal
  2. of, concerned with, or being a nonmetal


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Word History and Origins

Origin of nonmetallic1

First recorded in 1805–15; non- + metallic
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Example Sentences

If wiring cables are encased in plastic and it’s stamped “Type NM,” for nonmetallic, it’s also made to the old standard.

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.

There were places where re-solidified metal smoked noisomely against nonmetallic floor or wall-covering.

Directly, because there was no other way he could move about on a nonmetallic asteroid.

The country's mountains contain a variety of metallic and nonmetallic minerals.

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