nonmetallic


nonmetallic
adjective
not containing or resembling or characteristic of a metal (Freq. 4)
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nonmetallic elements

Syn: ↑nonmetal
Ant: ↑metallic
Similar to: ↑metalloid
Derivationally related forms: ↑nonmetal (for: ↑nonmetal)

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I. \\| ̷ ̷+\ adjective
Etymology: non- (I) + metallic
1. : not metallic (as in luster or other physical properties)
2. : of, relating to, or being a nonmetal

nonmetallic elements

II. noun (-s)
: a mineral or other naturally occurring substance (as rock or clay) that is not used for extraction of its metal content

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/non'meuh tal"ik/, adj. Chem.
1. of or relating to a nonmetal.
2. not of a metallic quality: a nonmetallic appearance.
[1805-15; NON- + METALLIC]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Nonmetallic — Non me*tal lic, a. 1. Not metallic. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Resembling, or possessing the properties of, a nonmetal or metalloid; as, sulphur is a nonmetallic element. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nonmetallic — /non meuh tal ik/, adj. Chem. 1. of or relating to a nonmetal. 2. not of a metallic quality: a nonmetallic appearance. [1805 15; NON + METALLIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonmetallic — /nɒnməˈtælɪk/ (say nonmuh talik) adjective 1. of or relating to nonmetal. 2. not of a metallic quality: a nonmetallic appearance …   Australian English dictionary

  • nonmetallic — adjective Date: 1815 1. not metallic 2. of, relating to, or being a nonmetal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nonmetallic — adjective a) of, relating to, or having the properties of a nonmetal b) not metallic …   Wiktionary

  • nonmetallic — non·me·tal·lic .nän mə tal ik adj 1) not metallic 2) of, relating to, or being a nonmetal …   Medical dictionary

  • nonmetallic — nÉ‘nmɪ tælɪk / nÉ’n adj. not metallic; not of the metals, of the nonmetals …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nonmetallic — non·metallic …   English syllables

  • Nonmetallic inclusions — Nonmetallic inclusions. См. Неметаллические включения. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • nonmetallic inclusion — nemetalinis intarpas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Nemetalinė dalelė, sudaranti lydinyje atskirą fazę. atitikmenys: angl. non metallic inclusion; nonmetallic inclusion rus. неметаллическое включение …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas


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