Definition of Nonmetal

1. Noun. A chemical element lacking typical metallic properties.

Generic synonyms: Chemical Element, Element



2. Adjective. Not containing or resembling or characteristic of a metal. "Nonmetallic elements"
Exact synonyms: Nonmetallic
Similar to: Metalloid
Antonyms: Metallic

Definition of Nonmetal

1. n. Any one of the set of elements which, as contrasted with the metals, possess, produce, or receive, acid rather than basic properties; a metalloid; as, oxygen, sulphur, and chlorine are nonmetals.

Definition of Nonmetal

1. Noun. (chemistry) an element, such as phosphorus or chlorine, that does not have the chemical or physical properties of a metal ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nonmetal

1. an element that lacks metallic properties [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nonmetal

1. Any one of the set of elements which, as contrasted with the metals, possess, produce, or receive, acid rather than basic properties; a metalloid; as, oxygen, sulphur, and chlorine are nonmetals. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nonmetal

nonmeritocratic
nonmeritorious
nonmesenchymal
nonmesic
nonmesogenic
nonmesonic
nonmesothelial
nonmessenger
nonmessengers
nonmessianic
nonmessy
nonmetabolic
nonmetabolizable
nonmetabolized
nonmetachromatic
nonmetal (current term)
nonmetallic
nonmetalliferous
nonmetallized
nonmetallurgist
nonmetallurgists
nonmetals
nonmetameric
nonmetamorphic
nonmetaphoric
nonmetaphorical
nonmetaphysical
nonmetaplastic
nonmetastable
nonmetastasized

Literary usage of Nonmetal

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1. Qualitative Analysis for Secondary Schools by Cyrus Wendell Irish (1899)
"An Acid Radical is a nonmetal, or any radical behaving like a nonmetal. ... When the nonmetal is combined with H and O, the compound is called a ternary (ie ..."

2. The Metals of the Chemist: An Elementary Text-book for Schools and Collegesby John Howard Appleton by John Howard Appleton (1899)
"An Acid Radical is a nonmetal, or any radical behaving like a nonmetal. ... When the nonmetal is combined with H and 0, the compound is called a ternary (ie ..."

3. Chemical Reactions and Their Equations: A Guide for Students of Chemistry by Ingo Waldemar Dagobert Hackh (1921)
"The general equation for metals is M + YX = MX + Y; for nonmetals N + YX = YN + X. Either a metal can replace another metal, or a nonmetal can replace ..."

4. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Mines (1915)
"Number of men injured per 1000 employed in and about the metal and nonmetal (except coal) mines of the United States, 1894-1911. 199 19. ..."

5. China's Global Role: An Analysis of Peking's National Power Capabilities in by John Franklin Copper (1980)
"In fact, Japan's record to date seems to be living proof of the declining importance of native sources of metal and nonmetal resources. ..."

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