Meaning of NON- in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ (ˈ)nän also ]

ˌnən or ˈnən before ˈ- stressed syllable, ˌnän also ˌnən before ˌ- stressed or unstressed syllable; the variant with ə is also to be understood at pronounced entries, though not shown prefix

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin non not, from Old Latin noenum, from ne- not + oinom, neuter of oinos one — more at no , one

1. : not : other than : reverse of : absence of

non toxic

non linear

2. : of little or no consequence : unimportant : worthless

non issues

non system

3. : lacking the usual especially positive characteristics of the thing specified

non celebration

non art

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