non·​me·​tal·​lic | \ ˌnän-mə-ˈta-lik How to pronounce nonmetallic (audio) \

Definition of nonmetallic

1 : not metallic
2 : of, relating to, or being a nonmetal

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Meanwhile, Canadian exports fell 1.1% to C$50.5 billion in August, led by lower exports of motor vehicles and parts, and of metal and nonmetallic mineral products. Kim Mackrael, WSJ, "Canada’s Trade Balance Moved to Surplus in August," 5 Oct. 2018 Canadian exports of metal and nonmetallic mineral products advanced 9.1% to C$5.76 billion, led by shipments of unwrought precious metals and precious metal alloys. Kim Mackrael, WSJ, "Canada’s Trade Deficit Narrowed In April," 6 June 2018 Sixteen of 18 manufacturing industries expanded, led by textile mills and producers nonmetallic minerals. Paul Wiseman, Fox News, "US manufacturing picks up pace in May," 1 June 2018 That particular panel is nonmetallic or nonmagnetic (aluminum). Indianapolis Star, "How to Inspect a Used Car," 22 Mar. 2018 The panel has been repaired with Bondo, fiberglass or some other nonmetallic dent filler 2. Indianapolis Star, "How to Inspect a Used Car," 22 Mar. 2018 Exports of metal and nonmetallic mineral products rose 11.1%, partly due to shipments of unwrought gold to the U.K., and sales abroad from the auto sector climbed 3.6%. Paul Vieira, WSJ, "Canada Trade Deficit in May Widens on Record U.S. Imports," 6 July 2017 Further, 11 of the 21 components Statistics Canada tracks to assemble the manufacturing report recorded increases in July, led by wood products, primary metals and nonmetallic mineral products. Paul Vieira, WSJ, "Canada Factory Sales Plunge in July," 19 Sep. 2017 The subcategory with the next highest fatality count (39) was nonmetallic mineral products, which includes cement and concrete manufacturing. Greg Larose,, "The 12 deadliest jobs in the U.S.," 4 Aug. 2017

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1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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non·​me·​tal·​lic | \ ˌnän-mə-ˈtal-ik How to pronounce nonmetallic (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonmetallic

1 : not metallic
2 : of, relating to, or being a nonmetal

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