Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not composed of or containing iron.
  • adjective Of or relating to metals other than iron.

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  • adjective of a metal not iron and not containing iron
  • adjective of an alloy containing no iron

Etymologies

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non- +‎ ferrous

Examples

  • Minmetals Resources said it agreed to buy Melbourne-based Minerals & Metals Group from Minmetals 'state-owned parent for US$1. 85 billion, part of a plan to transform itself from a trader in nonferrous metals and manufacturer of aluminum and copper products into an international base-metals producer.

    Business Watch

  • HONG KONG — Minmetals Resources Ltd. said Tuesday it agreed to buy Melbourne-based Minerals & Metals Group from Minmetals 'state-owned parent for US$1. 85 billion, part of a plan to transform itself from a trader in nonferrous metals and manufacturer of aluminum and copper products into an international base-metals producer.

    Minmetals to Buy Mining Assets From Parent

  • The average wholesale prices of other primary goods, such as nonferrous metals, have fallen to 76 per cent of 1928.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

  • The average wholesale prices of other primary goods, such as nonferrous metals, have fallen to 76 per cent of 1928.

    State of the Union Address

  • COM/WRAP weighed on shares of resource companies such as nonferrous metals smelter Sumitomo Metal Mining Co

    Nikkei inches lower after commodities sell-off | Reuters

  • Worst hit will be branches related to industrial production, such as nonferrous metals, to construction materials, such as cement, to products whose demand depends primarily on income levels, such as apparel, and to the majority of food products that Greece exports.

    Kathimerini English Edition : Print Edition : 27/6/09

  • As always, the first construction materials to feel the impact of a commodity price change are those based on "auction market" commodities such as nonferrous metals, energy and lumber.

    Purchasing - Top Stories

  • Prices of nonferrous metals jumped 12.2% during the latest reporting month, compared with January's 7.8% rise.

    Japan Revises GDP Figure Downward

  • Taxes on ferrous and nonferrous metals will remain unchanged.

    China Expands Resource Tax to Nation

  • Sumitomo Metal Mining was up 1.5% after the nonferrous metal firm late Monday raised its earnings outlook for the fiscal year through March due to higher-than-expected prices of gold, copper and other metals.

    Asian Shares Mixed

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