nonmetal

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noun non·met·al \-ˈme-təl\

Definition of nonmetal

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

Circa 1864

First Known Use of nonmetal

circa 1864


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nonmetal

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noun non·met·al \(ˈ)nän-ˈmet-əl\

Medical Definition of nonmetal

  1. :  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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