nonferrous

   Not composed of or containing iron. Nonferrous metals are often used in order to avoid iron's potential for rusting or magnetization.

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  • nonferrous — [nän΄fer′əs] adj. 1. not made of or containing iron 2. designating or of metals other than iron …   English World dictionary

  • nonferrous — /nɒnˈfɛrəs/ (say non feruhs) adjective 1. of or relating to any metal except iron. 2. containing no iron: nonferrous compound …   Australian English dictionary

  • nonferrous — “+ adjective : not containing, including, or relating to iron nonferrous metal : relating to metals other than iron …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonferrous — adjective Date: 1887 1. not containing, including, or relating to iron 2. of or relating to metals other than iron …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nonferrous — /non fer euhs/, adj. 1. (of a metal) containing little or no iron. 2. noting or pertaining to metals other than iron or steel. [1885 90; NON + FERROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonferrous — adjective a) not iron and not containing iron b) containing no iron …   Wiktionary

  • nonferrous — nÉ‘n ferÉ™s / nÉ’n adj. does not contain iron, not ferrous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nonferrous — non·ferrous …   English syllables

  • nonferrous — non•fer•rous [[t]nɒnˈfɛr əs[/t]] adj. 1) mel (of a metal) containing little or no iron 2) mel pertaining to metals other than iron or steel • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • nonferrous —   a. not pertaining to or including iron; pertaining to metals other than iron …   Dictionary of difficult words


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