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Definition of "nonferrous" []

  • Not composed of or containing iron. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to metals other than iron. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nonferrous" in a sentence
  • "HONG KONG — Minmetals Resources Ltd. said Tuesday it agreed to buy Melbourne-based Minerals & Metals Group from Minmetals 'state-owned parent for US$1. 85 billion, part of a plan to transform itself from a trader in nonferrous metals and manufacturer of aluminum and copper products into an international base-metals producer."
  • "Minmetals Resources said it agreed to buy Melbourne-based Minerals & Metals Group from Minmetals 'state-owned parent for US$1. 85 billion, part of a plan to transform itself from a trader in nonferrous metals and manufacturer of aluminum and copper products into an international base-metals producer."
  • "The average wholesale prices of other primary goods, such as nonferrous metals, have fallen to 76 per cent of 1928."