American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not metallic.
- adj. Chemistry Of, relating to, or being a nonmetal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not metallic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not metallic.
- adj. (Chem.) Resembling, or possessing the properties of, a nonmetal or metalloid.
- adj. not containing or resembling or characteristic of a metal
“It also uses nonmetallic coatings to reduce the chance it will be spotted by radar, and its unique shape shrouds the engine to make it less visible to heat sensors.”
“Mr. Miller said the remnants of the aircraft suggested extensive use of nonmetallic composite parts, which reflect less radar energy.”
“In December, by contrast, output fell for the first time in eight months as the cold weather hit production of building materials, specifically nonmetallic minerals.”
“There would be no safe way to have this anywhere near the boat, although Id think you might be able to attach some (soft nonmetallic) floats to it and tow it, but nobody is going to want that thing in port.”
“The radar cross-section was further reduced because the wings' leading and trailing edges were composed of nonmetallic honeycomb structures that do not reflect radar rays.”
“Four industries nonmetallic mineral products, furniture, food products and machinery reported a contraction during the month.”
“The two nonmetallic counters are Designer White (a crisp white surface for a clean, modern feel in the kitchen or bath) and Cottage Lane (warmer beige, tan, and caramel hues).”
“If this study is correct, the solution is simple: Replace the metal in our beds with a nonmetallic mattress or orient your bed, like an antenna, away from the direction of the local FM/TV transmission tower.”
“Engineers, for example, are moving into the field of "soft robots" and are working on the basic properties of nonmetallic parts that may play a role.”
“Advanced imaging technology safely screens passengers for metallic and nonmetallic threats including weapons, explosives and other objects concealed under layers of clothing without physical contact to help TSA keep the traveling public safe," an entry on the administration's blog reads.”
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