nonmetal

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non·​met·​al | \ ˌnän-ˈme-tᵊl How to pronounce nonmetal (audio) \

Definition of nonmetal

: a chemical element (such as boron, carbon, or nitrogen) that lacks the characteristics of a metal

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circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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nonmetal

noun
non·​met·​al | \ (ˈ)nän-ˈmet-ᵊl How to pronounce nonmetal (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonmetal

: a chemical element (as boron, carbon, or nitrogen) that lacks the characteristics of a metal and that is able to form anions, acidic oxides, acids, and stable compounds with hydrogen

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