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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
1885-1890
1885-90; non- + ferrous
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  • It's not full out creepy but it's not exactly respected: the lurking about hunting for nonferrous carrion.
  • nonferrous slags are produced during the recovery and processing of nonferrous metal from natural ores.
  • Scrap metals, in general, are divided into two basic categories: ferrous and nonferrous.
  • nonferrous scrap metal is scrap metal other than iron and steel.
  • nonferrous metals forming and metal powders point source category.
  • Scrap metal is divided into two types: nonferrous and ferrous.
  • The use of chromium to produce stainless steel and nonferrous alloys are two of its more important applications.
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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