nonmetal

noun
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

First Known Use of nonmetal

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonmetal was circa 1864

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“Nonmetal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonmetal. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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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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