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nonferrous

[non-fer-uh s] /nɒnˈfɛr əs/
adjective
1.
(of a metal) containing little or no iron.
2.
noting or pertaining to metals other than iron or steel.
Origin of nonferrous
1885-1890
1885-90; non- + ferrous
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  • The lowest growth rates among basic industries were attained by the timber and woodworking industry and nonferrous metallurgy.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • The average wholesale prices of other primary goods, such as nonferrous metals, have fallen to 76 per cent of 1928.

  • Reserves of nonferrous metals are reported to be more plentiful than reserves of iron ore.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Among the slowest growing branches were timber and wood processing, textiles, nonferrous metallurgy, and food processing.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for nonferrous

nonferrous

/ˌnɒnˈfɛrəs/
adjective
1.
denoting any metal other than iron
2.
not containing iron: a nonferrous alloy
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