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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Metallic  \Me*tal"lic\,  a.  [L.  metallicus  fr  metallum:  cf  F. 
  m['e]tallique.  See  {Metal}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  metal;  of  the  nature  of  metal; 
  resembling  metal;  as  a  metallic  appearance;  a  metallic 
  alloy. 
 
  2.  (Chem.)  Of  pertaining  to  or  characterized  by  the 
  essential  and  implied  properties  of  a  metal,  as  contrasted 
  with  a  nonmetal  or  metalloid;  basic;  antacid;  positive. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  metallic 
  adj  :  containing  or  made  of  or  resembling  or  characteristic  of  a 
  metal;  "a  metallic  compound";  "metallic  luster";  "the 
  strange  metallic  note  of  the  meadow  lark,  suggesting 
  the  clash  of  vibrant  blades"-  Ambrose  Bierce  [syn:  {metal(a)}] 
  [ant:  {nonmetallic}] 




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