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

  • adjective Not metallic.
  • adjective Chemistry Of, relating to, or being a nonmetal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not metallic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not metallic.
  • adjective (Chem.) Resembling, or possessing the properties of, a nonmetal or metalloid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective chemistry Of, relating to, or having the properties of a nonmetal.
  • adjective Not metallic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not containing or resembling or characteristic of a metal

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