Non-

Non- Non- (n[o^]n-) pref. [L. non, OL. noenu, noenum, fr. neoenum, lit., not one. See {None}.] A prefix used in the sense of not; un-; in-; as in nonattention, or non-attention, nonconformity, nonmetallic, nonsuit. [1913 Webster]

Note: The prefix non- may be joined to the leading word by means of a hyphen, or, in most cases, the hyphen may be dispensed with. The list of words having the prefix non- could easily be lengthened. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Non — Non, non or NON can refer to: French equivalent to English no ; Italian equivalent to English not ; Latin equivalent to either not or no . In French, when used at the end of a sentence, it is an interrogative which asks, do you agree? Old Norse… …   Wikipedia

  • Non — (n[o^]n), a. No; not. See {No}, a. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • non-U — on U (n[o^]n*[=u] ), adj. Not characteristic of the upper classes especially in language use. [Chiefly British] [Narrower terms: {lower class (vs. middle class) (vs. upper class), low class}] Syn: vulgar. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • NON — Particule négative qui est directement opposée à la particule affirmative Oui. Il ne dit jamais non. Cette affaire est aisée à conclure, il n y a qu à dire oui ou non. Je gage que non. Il ne répond ni oui, ni non. Avez vous fait telle chose ? Non …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • NON — Particule négative , qui est opposée à la particule affirmative Oui. Il ne dit jamais non. Cette affaire est aisée à conclure, il n’y a qu’à dire oui ou non. Je gage que non. Il ne répond ni oui ni non. Avez vous fait telle chose? Non. Le voulez… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • non- — 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 < nontoxic > < nonlinear > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Non — (итал.) отрицание, приставляемое к музыкальному термину; например Allegro non troppo не слишком скоро …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • non-U — adjective Date: 1954 not characteristic of the upper classes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Non-Aligned Movement — Members ( …   Wikipedia

  • Non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome — Classification and external resources ICD 10 G47.2 ICD 9 327.34 …   Wikipedia


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