Meaning of NON- in English

NON-

transcription, транскрипция: [ nɒn- ]

1.

Non- is used in front of adjectives and nouns to form adjectives that describe something as not having a particular quality or feature.

...non-nuclear weapons...

...non-verbal communication.

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2.

Non- is used in front of nouns to form nouns which refer to situations where a particular action has not or will not take place.

He was disqualified from the council for non-attendance...

Both countries agreed that normal relations would be based on non-interference in each other’s internal affairs.

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3.

Non- is used in front of nouns to form nouns which refer to people who do not belong to a particular group or category.

Children of smokers are more likely to start smoking than are children of non-smokers.

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