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Adjective: nonmetal  'nón'me-t(u)l
  1. Not containing, resembling or characteristic of a metal
    "nonmetal elements";
    - nonmetallic
Noun: nonmetal  'nón'me-t(u)l
  1. A chemical element lacking typical metallic properties

Derived forms: nonmetals

See also: metalloid

Type of: chemical element, element

Antonym: metal

Encyclopedia: Nonmetal