Definition of nonferrous in English:

nonferrous

adjective

  • Relating to or denoting a metal other than iron or steel.

    • ‘Prices of steel products and non-ferrous metals, such as copper, are sliding, the State Development Reform Commission said.’
    • ‘Most non-ferrous metal structures are rolled cold, but steel is usually rolled hot.’
    • ‘Further, non-ferrous scrap metal accounted for US $4.7 million or 0.05 per cent of total exports.’
    • ‘The residual materials that remain after incineration, such as ferrous and non-ferrous metals, are recycled after incineration.’
    • ‘The analysis is repeated for a group of five pollution-intensive industries, namely mining, paper, chemicals, steel, and non-ferrous metals.’

Pronunciation:

nonferrous

/nänˈferəs/