Definition of Nonmetallic

1. Adjective. Not containing or resembling or characteristic of a metal. "Nonmetallic elements"

Exact synonyms: Nonmetal
Similar to: Metalloid
Derivative terms: Nonmetal
Antonyms: Metallic



Definition of Nonmetallic

1. a. Not metallic.

Definition of Nonmetallic

1. Adjective. (chemistry) Of, relating to, or having the properties of a nonmetal. ¹

2. Adjective. Not metallic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nonmetallic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Nonmetallic

1. 1. Not metallic. 2. Resembling, or possessing the properties of, a nonmetal or metalloid; as, sulphur is a nonmetallic element. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nonmetallic

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

Literary usage of Nonmetallic

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1. A Text-book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana, William Ebenezer Ford (1922)
"I nonmetallic LUSTER: Malachite; Prehnite; Smithsonite; Calamine; ... nonmetallic LUSTER: Halite: Sylvite. The cleavage of Anhydrite (also of Cyro- lite) ..."

2. A Text-book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana (1922)
"nonmetallic LUSTER: Pectolite; Natrolite; Scolecite; Thomsonite, and other Zeolites. ... Granular Cleavable.— METALLIC LUSTER: Galena. nonmetallic ..."

3. Dana's Manual of Mineralogy for the Student of Elementary Mineralogy, the by James Dwight Dana, William Ebenezer Ford (1912)
"luster and nonmetallic luster. A mineral having the appearance of a metal like ... nonmetallic Luster. Minerals with a nonmetallic luster are transparent to ..."

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