Definition of nonmetallic in English:



See nonmetal

‘Reactions of non-metallic elements to form covalent compounds are atom transfer reactions.’
  • ‘The term is also sometimes used for compounds in which a nitrogen or other non-metallic atom of an organic group is directly bonded to a lithium atom.’
  • ‘Carbon is by no means unique in this regard as most of the non-metallic elements are capable of forming chains.’
  • ‘Silica is a non-metallic element second only to oxygen in its abundance on Earth.’
  • ‘Industrial minerals are defined as non-metallic, non-fuel minerals which can be exploited commercially.’



/ˌnänməˈtalik/ /ˌnɑnməˈtælɪk/